Before the secret ballot, voting in Britain was a theatrical, violent and public affair. The Act that made democracy private turns 150 this year.
Today’s featured articles
Forget Tony Blair or Margaret Thatcher, says Klaus Larres; Winston Churchill was the supreme prevaricator when it came to giving up power.
Seth Alexander Thévoz looks at how Victorian clubs in London’s West End played a role in oiling the nation’s political wheels.
Douglas Johnson compares and contrasts the downfalls of Neville Chamberlain and Margaret Thatcher.
On the 60th anniversary of its end, Algerian memory of the War of Independence remains a thorny issue.
In the July issue:
The Normans in Byzantium, the Secret Ballot, Prohibition in North Africa, a Soviet Embassy in Dublin, the Algerian War of Independence, cheese plants.
Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more!