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Nicholas Henshall

Nicholas Henshall examines the politics of aristocratic culture in Europe between 1650 and 1750.

Manchester rose and fell with the cotton trade and in the last two decades has had to reinvent itself. Its regeneration has been swifter, if not...

The ancien regime has long been up for grabs. Historians of the Revolution used it as a quarry on which to grind their axes and seek the origins...

Enlightened despots or imperial new clothes? Nicholas Henshall takes a fresh look at the realities of power in the bureaucracies and rulers of ancien regime Europe.