From the Editor

Wolsey’s Own Accord

Projects for a peaceful Europe go back centuries. Occasionally, they succeed – for a while at least.

Lest We Forget

The British public are obsessed with the First World War, but know little about how it was brought to an end.

Noggin the Nog

An enchanting series revealed the strangeness of the past to generations of children.  

The Grapes of Roth

The late, great American novelist performed an important, but little-known, cultural role during the Cold War.  

The Art of War

Literature and the visual arts have long sought to depict the nature of conflict. But what about music?

Parables Lost

We will find it ever harder to navigate the past if we lose touch with the myths, legends and religions that helped shape it.  

Cake News

A lack of historical knowledge is easily exploited in the fractious world of social media.

A New Line in Empire

Though much of the West has withdrawn from empire, one of the world’s rising powers offers the latest twist on imperialism.