Paul Lay considers the late MP's contribution to and understanding of England's radical tradition.
Posted Fri 14th March, 11:37 · Comments
The Scottish time travellers encounter the Queen of the Iceni.
Posted Thu 13th March, 13:36 · Comments
A recent televisual account of the First World War leaves Paul Lay feeling underwhelmed.
Posted Thu 13th March, 11:40 · Comments
Smoking in the First World War, Rome's 'tiger mother' and a historian's take on Game of Thrones.
Posted Thu 13th March, 09:37 · Comments
This month's quiz features questions on the American Civil War, the 'Blond Beast' and Britain's first Tory prime minister.
Posted Wed 12th March, 10:21 · Comments
An interactive look at the Dutch-born artist's wartime art.
Posted Tue 11th March, 10:03 · Comments
Jane Winters reviews two theatrical adaptations of Hilary Mantel's historical novels.
Posted Thu 6th March, 08:15 · Comments
Historians are beginning to reengage with their discipline as a social science, a move welcomed by Paul Lay.
Posted Wed 5th March, 10:25 · Comments
In Ukraine, it’s not just the future which is at stake. It’s the past, too.
Posted Tue 4th March, 10:10 · Comments
John Logie Baird's early television set is beset by some familiar criticism.
Posted Thu 27th February, 13:06 · Comments
What links the Austrian-born film star with Jonathan Swift and Andy Warhol?
Posted Thu 27th February, 11:16 · Comments
Update to popular Streetmuseum app includes 100s of photographs from the capital's past.
Posted Wed 26th February, 09:04 · Comments
We speak to Calder Walton, the author of Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire.
Posted Tue 25th February, 15:48 · Comments
A recap of the recent event organised by the British Library and History Today.
Posted Tue 18th February, 15:44 · Comments
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