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Henry Tudor defeated and killed Richard III in battle in August 1485. That much is certain. Colin Richmond, however, wonders how the battle was fought; what prompted Yorkists to defect to the...

It was Scots who were the most vocal advocates of a vibrant, imperial, Protestant Great Britain.

Volume: 64 Issue: 5 2014

As interest in the Protector grows, the axe hangs over his former school.

Volume: 64 Issue: 2 2014

At what point did the Scots first see themselves as a distinct kingdom separate but equal to that of England? Dauvit Broun explores the medieval origins of Scottish sovereignty and independence.

Volume: 64 Issue: 3 2014

Though it all seems rather mild from the distance of half a century, the riots that took place in English seaside towns during 1964 revealed a shift in values from those of the austere war generation to the newly affluent baby boomers, argues Clive Bloom.

Volume: 64 Issue: 7 2014

Without dexterity and imagination historians are in danger of overlooking the telling details that complete the bigger picture, argues Mathew Lyons.

Volume: 64 Issue: 5 2014

Derek Wilson looks at Henry Tudor’s long period of exile and asks what influence it had on his exercise of power following his seizure of the English throne in 1485.

Volume: 63 Issue: 4 2013

George T. Beech investigates whether a King of Wessex adopted a new name for his country in 828, but failed to implement the change.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

Tom Wareham examines the role played by a legendary yet ill-fated pirate in the consolidation of England’s early trading empire.

Volume: 63 Issue: 1 2013

Far from enslaving Anglo-Saxons under the Norman yoke, the Conquest brought freedom to many, as Marc Morris explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 3 2013

John Gillingham challenges an idea, recently presented in History Today, that the Anglo-Saxon King Egbert was responsible for the naming of England.

Volume: 63 Issue: 4 2013

Trade was the impetus for early contacts between Russia and England, though each country had its own view of how the relationship should function. Helen Szamuely examines the first two centuries of Russian embassies to London.

Volume: 63 Issue: 5 2013

The English aversion to eating horse flesh, recently highlighted in a number of food scandals, dates back to the coming of Christianity, as Jordan Claridge explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

Philip Baker considers the lasting impact of the Levellers’ famous efforts to reform the English state in the aftermath of the Civil Wars by means of written agreements guaranteeing the sovereignty of the people.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

The wedding of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick V took place on February 14th 1613.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

After the upheavals of 1688, England’s shifting social order needed new ways to define itself. A taste for fine claret became one such marker of wealth and power, as Charles Ludington explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 7 2013

Rowena Hammal examines the evidence to assess civilian reactions to war in Britain from 1940 to 1945.

Issue: 72 2012

Christopher Allmand examines Alain Chartier’s Le Livre des Quatre Dames, a poem written in response to the English victory at Agincourt, and asks what it can tell us about the lives of women during this chapter in the Hundred Years War.

Volume: 62 Issue: 2 2012

The pioneer of English travel writing was born on June 7th, 1662.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

Edward III’s 700th anniversary is a suitable moment to celebrate one of England’s greatest monarchs, says Ian Mortimer.

Volume: 62 Issue: 11 2012

England has been conflated with Britain for so long that unravelling English history from that of its Celtic neighbours is a difficult task. Paul Lay considers recent histories of England and its people.

Volume: 62 Issue: 8 2012

The historical debate over the United Kingdom has been led by those who wish to bring the Union to an end. David Torrance believes the public deserves a more balanced discussion.

Volume: 62 Issue: 3 2012

Jez Ross argues that Henry VII was more secure than he realised

Issue: 72 2012

Blair Worden revisits Hugh Trevor-Roper’s essay on the radicalism of the Puritan gentry, a typically stylish and ambitious contribution to a fierce controversy.

Volume: 62 Issue: 4 2012

Today Jane Austen is regarded as one of the greats of English literature. But it was not always so. Amanda Vickery describes the changing nature of Austen’s reception in the two centuries since her birth.

Volume: 62 Issue: 1 2012

Kate Retford explains how the artist Johan Zoffany found ways to promote a fresh image of royalty that endeared him to George III and Queen Charlotte – a relationship he subsequently destroyed.

Volume: 62 Issue: 3 2012

Mary Rose was the younger sister of Henry VIII. David Loades describes how this forgotten Tudor was something of a wild card.

Volume: 62 Issue: 4 2012

The abdication crisis of 1937 forced a royalist magazine to present a different face to the world, as Luci Gosling reports.

Volume: 62 Issue: 5 2012

Richard Cavendish remembers the royal favourite who died on June 19th, 1312.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

When Richard II succeeded his grandfather, Edward III, he turned to alchemy to create a more pious ideal of kingship. Though his reign ended in failure, it left us one of medieval England’s most enduring and complex images. Jonathan Hughes explores its symbolism.

Volume: 62 Issue: 12 2012

The debate on Scottish independence has been dominated by economic arguments, to its detriment, argues Tim Stanley.

Volume: 62 Issue: 5 2012

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