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Paul Lay reflects on the differences between his generation and that of his grandfather, who fought in the First World War.

By Paul Lay | Posted Tue 29th July, 09:15

The outbreak of the First World War, the day Washington burned and the secret history of the Panama Canal.

By Paul Lay | Posted Tue 15th July, 11:52

A selection of readers' correspondence with the editor, Paul Lay.

By Paul Lay | Posted Thu 19th June, 09:02

West Germany's World Cup win, the final years of Elizabeth I, the July Crisis and a British genocide in Tasmania.

By Paul Lay | Posted Thu 12th June, 09:59

Our editor Paul Lay picks the books he'll be packing to the beach this summer.

By Paul Lay | Posted Wed 11th June, 09:35

The furore over Michael Gove's plans for the English curriculum shows our collective amnesia over our rich sources of literature and history, writes Paul Lay.

By Paul Lay | Posted Fri 6th June, 11:34

The winners of this year's prestigious history prize have been announced.

By Paul Lay | Posted Tue 3rd June, 09:37

A selection of readers' correspondence with the editor, Paul Lay.

By Paul Lay | Posted Thu 15th May, 14:54

Archaeologists have confirmed that the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire, located two miles from Stonehenge, is the longest continuously occupied settlement in Britain.

By Paul Lay | Posted Fri 2nd May, 12:47

The cultural events planned to mark the centenary of the First World War have taken a turn for the bizarre.

By Paul Lay | Posted Tue 29th April, 14:06

A selection of readers' correspondence with the editor, Paul Lay.

By Paul Lay | Posted Thu 10th April, 13:56

The last days of India's first prime minister, travels with the King of Siam and how the Scots invented Britishness.

By Paul Lay | Posted Thu 10th April, 10:22

Paul Lay considers the late MP's contribution to and understanding of England's radical tradition.

By Paul Lay | Posted Fri 14th March, 12:37

A recent televisual account of the First World War leaves Paul Lay feeling underwhelmed.

By Paul Lay | Posted Thu 13th March, 12:40

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