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Suzannah Lipscomb

Are historians inevitably faced with a choice between academic analysis or popular narrative, or should they aim to master both skills, asks Suzannah Lipscomb.

Understanding the emotional lives of people in the past is one of the most difficult challenges facing the historian, argues Suzannah Lipscomb.

An inherent tension between the past and the present becomes explicit when we make our assessments of historical figures, argues Suzannah Lipscomb.

The strangeness of the past can be evoked more effectively in pick and mix fantasies than in those novels, films and TV dramas that aspire to realism, argues Suzannah Lipscomb.

Politics should be informed not just by history but by historians, argues Suzannah Lipscomb.

As far as the French court was concerned, women defined much of the Renaissance.

Susannah Lipscomb enjoys a "historical Lonely Planet" that vividly brings the Elizabethan era to life.

The fools of the early Tudor court were likely to have been people with learning disabilities as a new project demonstrates, says Suzannah Lipscomb.

Suzannah Lipscomb reviews Lucy Worsley's history of the early Georgian court.

Suzannah Lipscomb on a book about how the English ate in the high middle ages and early modern era.

Suzannah Lipscomb looks beyond the stereotypes that surround our most infamous monarch to ask: who was Henry VIII and when did it all go wrong? 

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