Are we in danger of neglecting the true importance of one of history’s epochal years?
Britain and Russia came close to blows over Crimea in the 18th century.
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht and the 250th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris. Both treaties reshaped the world and had profound consequences for the future of Britain and North America, as Jeremy Black explains.
Jeremy Black considers Hanoverian precedents for the wayward behaviour of royal younger brothers.
In June 1812 Britain and the United States went to war. The conflict was a relatively minor affair, but its consequences were great, says Jeremy Black.
The recent attempt at House of Lords’ reform and the capacity of the issue to do serious damage to the cohesion of the governing coalition invites comparisons with the past, says Jeremy Black.