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Liberalism became the dominant ideology of the West when it was adopted by Britain and the United States. But its roots lie elsewhere.
A proud, pious aristocrat, loyal to General de Gaulle, Philippe Leclerc found a kindred soul among Britain’s wartime elite.
It is the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. How have the events of that day been remembered?
Although not allowed to study at university, women in 18th-century England still found ways to join – and challenge – the scholarly world.
The military elite of the Muslim world was comprised of men who had been captured and forced into service. But to what extent were they subject to slavery?
The Strait of Hormuz has become a fraught passage in the Tanker Wars between Iran and Iraq.
Starvation and disease killed millions in British India during the Second World War. Why?
In an age of political and religious division that ended in Civil War, Lucius Cary and his circle at Great Tew offered a space for debate and compromise.
The role of women in the Ku Klux Klan is often neglected, but they were key players at all levels.
Assessing Margaret Thatcher’s premiership: a radical decade and a divisive legacy.