The familiar story of how the Victorians built Britain, told in an unfamiliar way.
Geoffrey Best reflects on a lifetime collecting books and the difficulties – emotional and financial – of parting with them.
A peace conference held in Holland in 1899 in fact ended by rewriting the laws of war, says Geoffrey Best.
Geoffrey Best reviews a book on the British Second World War headquarters by Richard Holmes
Geoffrey Best looks at the life of A.P. Herbert, writer, wit and MP, who played a major role in the liberalisation of British life with his reform of the draconian divorce laws.
Geoffrey Best considers Winston Churchill’s growing alarm about the possibility of nuclear war, and his efforts to ensure that its horrors never happened.
Geoffrey Best considers two new titles on the great leader.
Geoffrey Best, doyen of Victorian history, demonstrates that not all leading scholars start out as swots
Geoffrey Best reviews three new books on the Napoleonic era and European warfare
by Raymond Aron
The role of the Church in wartime has always been ambiguous. Today, with the question of nuclear weapons to the fore, churchmen are again in conflict over the moral issues involved. With this in mind, Geoffrey Best considers an earlier occasion when the Church found itself in a similar dilemma.
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