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Andrew Lycett

President de Gaulle at the Bastille Day Parade, Paris, 1959

De Gaulle’s secret was an ability to project a sense of French gloire, even when it didn’t really exist.

Queen Victoria in 1887, by Alexander Bassano.

An examination of the ‘fleeting, fine-grained intimacies’ of letters, diaries and memoirs produces a witty and scholarly account of Victorian attitudes to the body.

The trial for treason and execution of Roger Casement – humanitarian, homosexual and Irish Nationalist – which took place, in the wake of the Easter Rising of 1916, continues to resonate, as Andrew Lycett explains.

Intelligence hub: GCHQ, Cheltenham

Andrew Lycett uncovers the intriguing, labyrinthine paths to publication of the histories of MI5, MI6, GCHQ and the Special Operations Executive.

Historians gathered at Warwick this summer to celebrate the contribution of Christopher Andrew.

Andrew Lycett untangles the complex story of how the West’s involvement in Middle Eastern affairs has been interpreted by historians.