Britons like to think that they all pulled together during the Second World War, but as Clive Emsley shows, some of the work force, in particular those employed in the nation’s ports, were just as likely to be pulling a fast one.
The stresses and strains of the British home front during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars are the subject of Jenny Uglow’s new book....
Imagine a small town with a population of around 20,000, with its own tradesmen, teaching establishments, theatre and sports clubs, but with one...
Australia and the US were allies during the Second World War, though that wasn’t always apparent in the relationship between GIs and Diggers. This is the story of one especially bitter encounter.
The recent introduction of police commissioners to England and Wales is supposed to bring the force closer to the people. But, asks Clive Emsley, where is the evidence for that?
Humiliating, painful and reminiscent of crucifixion, the British army’s Field Punishment No 1 fuelled public outrage during the First World War, as Clive Emsley explains.
Once upon a time the history of the police was simple. Before 1829 all watchmen and constables resembled Shakespeare’s Dogberry, Verges and Elbow...
The standing of Britain’s police forces may be in decline at home, yet their insights into policing methods and practices are still sought eagerly elsewhere, according to Clive Emsley and Georgina Sinclair.
Obituary of David Englander from the Open University.
Beginning our new series on the history and development of policing, Clive Emsley sets the scene with a broad discussion of the origins and issues of early policing in Continental Europe.