In January 1871 Bismarck declared the German nation united. Following a tragic 20th century, Germany reunified once more in 1990. Four historians offer their perspectives on both events.
Head to Head
We ask four historians to consider the reputation of Henry II’s Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered 850 years ago this month.
We ask four historians whether the great advances of the Renaissance were extended to women.
We ask four historians whether the demise of one of the 20th century’s superpowers was as inevitable as it now seems.
Eighty years on from the height of the Battle of Britain, four historians confront the nature of this key episode in the Second World War.
Four historians consider the most fundamental question of all, one famously posed by E.H. Carr almost 60 years ago.
Four historians consider the harm caused by those who should have helped their political masters.
Four historians consider whether the sudden collapse of the world economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will be followed by an equally dramatic resurgence.
Four historians consider what the past might tell us about everyday responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Can we learn from history about how diseases spread, and how we respond to them?