Is it British to Weep? The reputation of Britons as a people who tightly control their emotions in the face of adversity is not necessarily a deserved one, argues Thomas Dixon. Thomas Dixon | Published in History Today Volume 65 Issue 11 November 2015 Were you a sobber or a cynic in September 1997? To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.