Paul Lay

A general set of principles for practitioners of public history.

Documentaries are too often full of simplicities and stereotypes. This needn't be the case.

Paul Lay offers a few words on the eminent historian, who died in April. 

The attraction of the Cromwell Association lies in the lack of reverence it attaches to its subject.

Why do so many terrorists come from an engineering background?

The problem with historical fiction is that it needs heroes. History doesn't.

Anniversaries can be a crutch for lazy journalists, but they also allow us to reassess our understanding of the past.

Oswald Mosley, the siege of Corfe Castle, highway-women and more. 

Across the Middle East, minority religions are under threat. 

Paul Lay on the self-deprecating nature of Brummies.