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Police brutality and stop-and-search are yet another legacy of Empire.
The story of China and Japan, and the periodic efforts to find a modus vivendi.
It was not the Nazi-Soviet Pact, but the ‘Party line’, which brought an end to the era of ‘fellow travellers’, 80 years ago.
The human cost and conflict behind ‘beef for everyone’.
Documenting the men and women who took a stand against the imperial tide.
How China’s landscape prevented even greater losses in the Great Famine.
Which presidents are depicted on Mount Rushmore? Who apologised for dying?
In an age when nationalism is on the rise, the role of the historian becomes ever more valuable – and controversial.
In this podcast, Simon Heffer reflects on the year 1916, as conscription was introduced and the Battle of the Somme claimed huge casualties.
The work of Elizabeth Fulhame made huge leaps in science, despite the obstacles she faced as a woman.