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Rohan McWilliam

The Victorian era may have come to an end in 1901 but modern novelists do not seem to have got the memo. Check out most bookshops and you’ll find...

We are often told that the Second World War was a people’s war. Well, yes and no. While the masses huddled in Anderson shelters and their homes...

Why do we collect things? It remains a strange compulsion. Is it driven by love of art and antiquities, the desire to appear cultivated or just...

If Deborah Lutz is correct, the Swinging 1960s really began in the 1860s. It was then that coteries of artists and intellectuals began to push at...

Think Palmerston, think gunboat diplomacy. Whenever British troops are dispatched abroad for small wars (such as the Falklands) it is a safe bet...

Rohan McWilliam reviews John Campbell's latest book on British political history.

Rohan McWilliam on a book about British policing by Clive Emsley.

In the second of our occasional series exploring the ways in which topical historical subjects are being tackled in a variety of media, Rohan McWilliam examines a time in Britain’s history that seems to repay frequent revisiting more than a century after it ended.

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