Historiography

Adrian Leak looks at the life of  Bishop William Stubbs, the last of the amateur historians and arguably the discipline’s first professional.

Asa Briggs says he likes to think in threes. In the three years following his 90th birthday, the author of Victorian People,...

John Aubrey, best known for his concise and incisive pen portraits of his 17th-century contemporaries, left no diary of his own. Ruth Scurr set herself the challenge of imagining one from the remnants of his life.

While we return again and again to the proto-historians of the classical world, we neglect those pioneering figures closer to us in space and time. Why is this, wonders Mathew Lyons?

E.E.Y. Hales outlines the theories of and challenges to the British socialist historian and philosopher.

E.E.Y. Hales outlines the theories of and challenges to the British socialist historian and philosopher.

Fifty years on from Winston Churchill’s death, Chris Wrigley surveys the literature available, highlighting key works and lesser-known titles.

Every generation, writes E.E.Y. Hales, will have to consider afresh the principles of selection and the paths that may be usefully followed.

Historians should adhere to a rigorous code of professional practice if they are to avoid the kinds of careless mistakes that bring their professional integrity into question, says Suzannah Lipscomb.

A.L. Rowse describes the life and career of the foremost Persian and Sanskrit scholar of his day.

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