Event: History Today at Hatchards, Socrates

Britain

The Iron Bridge near Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, completed 1779.

In the Industrial Revolution, state intervention, protectionism and immigration were all adopted by successive governments to promote British manufacturing.

Winning the vote meant millions of women needed a party to represent them in Parliament. Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst founded one, with limited success.

From Elizabethan laws to modern food campaigns: the long history of Britain's patriotic consumers.

The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 was not the great step forward it is sometimes purported to be.

Creative healing: The Hydra, alongside a photograph of Wilfred Owen. Ⓒ Johnny Greig.

The Hydra, a magazine produced by shell shock patients, was pioneering as a mental health care treatment.

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, portrait by Edwin Landseer, 1836. Ⓒ National Portrait Gallery, London.

Few episodes in the history of the British Labour movement have been as mythologised as that in which six Dorset farm labourers were shipped to Australia for their trade union activities.

Waste not: government campaign poster, 1917. Copyright Advertising Archives

Volunteer rationing in the First World War depended on patriotism, but that could only go so far.

Churchill in 1941

Churchill’s vision of Britain’s role in the world may provide the key to Brexit.

Winston Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall, May 8th, 1945.

In using Churchill to justify his Brexit campaign, Boris Johnson 'paints a barbarically simplified and ill-informed picture of what Churchill stood for'.

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall by @Sage_Solar

In the debate over the term 'Dark Ages' the importance of Tintagel in early medieval Britain should not be forgotten.