The Korean peninsula was a chessboard on which the fates of great powers were decided.
Christopher Hatton rose to great power as a favourite of Elizabeth I. Born in obscurity, why has he returned to it?
As the 19th century wore on, social reformers campaigned for charitable modernisation. Their target: England’s most useless foundations.
For citizens of Ancient Rome, the recurrence of brutal civil war was par for the course. For writers, it was an opportunity.
The legend of Ravachol, the terrorist ‘mastermind’ of the fin de siècle.
Following the death of Henry I, England was plunged into a civil war that reduced the country to a charred ruin. With the barons split between rival claimants, the people suffered.
The Windrush generation witnessed the Caribbean colonies from which they had emigrated achieve independence. Despite being an ocean away, they were not passive observers.
The Anglo-Portuguese alliance is the oldest of its kind. Concluded in June 1373, it has survived world wars, the rise and fall of empires and globalisation. How?
Witch-hunting happened when and where states were weak. What does a newly discovered witch-hunt in 1582 reveal about France and its ‘enlightened’ officials?
Zionism has been seen either as a movement of national liberation or as a form of settler colonialism. In reality, it is both.