A generation before Cortés landed on the coast of Mexico, the Portuguese had set out to find the sea route to India and establish control over the...
Ironically, writes Michael Edwards, from his lofty, paternal point of view, Curzon became one of the prime architects of Indian independence.
C.R. Boxer profiles the learned and pious Duchess of Aveiro, a proud and forceful member of the Iberian aristocracy, who devoted her wealth to the propagation of the Gospel overseas.
A turbulent fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the South African Union is marked here by Frank and Edna Bradlow.
Western historians have tended to focus on one Arab Revolt in the early 20th century, while ignoring another, which was bigger and, in the opinion...
Victorian travellers had made Arab studies a romantic discipline; but, writes Alaric Jacob, British involvement in Arab affairs arose from the First World War.
After years of service in the West Indies, writes Ian Bradley, Ramsay in England helped to inspire the crusade for Abolition.
Just over a hundred and thirty years ago, writes Sarah Searight, Great Britain acquired New Zealand with a minimum of political and financial fuss.
In the mid-nineteenth century, writes Christopher Lloyd, a young naval surgeon from Orkney played an important part in West African exploration.
Cecil Northcott describes how Mackenzie’s dream of a liberal empire south of the Zambezi met opposition from Cecil Rhodes and from the Boers.