The Iron Bridge near Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, completed 1779. This exciting new volume, tracing developments in the economy, trade and fiscal...

Dealing with debt in the Roman Empire.

At first glance, the Ackers and Reid volume comes as a bit of a surprise. First, the cover is a surprise, because a painting of women climbing out of...

The division of migrants into those who are of benefit to British society and those who are not has a long history.

Queen Victoria in 1887, by Alexander Bassano. Kathryn Hughes feels that most modern biographies lack an essential ingredient, which is life itself,...

Faced with an extortionate rise in the price of kosher meat, Jewish women in New York’s Lower East Side employed protest tactics borrowed from the radical political movements that prospered in their neighbourhood. 

If Bolivia is so rich, why is it so poor? 

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

Medieval hermits were the agony aunts of their day. 

Foreign traders were attracted to the City of London by England’s prosperous trade in wool and cloth. They were not always made welcome.