Russ Foster introduces one of Britain's least understood premiers.
John Matusiak explains the nature of the power game that raged from 1540 to 1553.
Robert Pearce considers why Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979.
Chris Corin elucidates important documents relating to the power struggle after Lenin's death.
Robert Pearce, the editor of History Review, responds to common questions.
Jean-Andre Prager demonstrates the wide-ranging impact of Darwinism. This essay was the winner of the Julia Wood Prize for 2011.
Carole Chapman argues that Britain’s refusal to play the role assigned to her by the Führer had a vital impact on Hitler’s strategy.
R. E. Foster explains how law and order were institutionalised in the 16th century.
Richard Wilkinson charts the highs and lows of Winston Churchill in 1940-45.
Traditionally regarded with near contempt, the office of Vice President was created almost by accident. The importance of the ‘Veep’ has grown considerably since.