Historiography

The leading light of the French Annales school revolutionised the writing of history by imbuing it with wider, holistic, narratives and literary flair, says Alexander Lee.

Inspired by a recent article in the New Statesman, we asked seven historians about how their understanding of the past has changed.

Despite shifting priorities in education, the study of ancient and medieval history remains as important as ever.

In the debate over the term 'Dark Ages' the importance of Tintagel in early medieval Britain should not be forgotten.

In the 18th century, when women in scholarship were not encouraged and medieval languages were little-studied even by men, Elizabeth Elstob become a pioneer in Anglo-Saxon studies, her work even finding its way into the hands of Thomas Jefferson.

On May 7th, 2015, as the polls closed, it seemed certain that the Tories or, more likely, Labour, would have to form a coalition or govern Britain...

These essays by the pre-eminent interpreter of the American Revolution deal in equal measure with the impassioned perspectives that animate the...

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.