Jeremy Black

All too much of the recent literature on the background to the Great War has focused on the diplomacy and has seriously underplayed the roles of...

There was long a complaint among military historians, one best voiced by Brian Bond, that there was a major disjuncture between their work,...

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.

Adopting a wide-ranging definition of strategy, Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies at King’s College London, provides a discursive...

The present is the urban age. There are close to 500 cities and urban agglomerations with over a million inhabitants and 26 mega-cities with...

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.