Andrew Roberts

Bonaparte, First Consul, by Ingres

Andrew Roberts is both entertained and stimulated by Felix Markham’s 1963 article on Napoleon, which made judicious use of what correspondence was then available. 

Fifty years ago a British film challenged widespread views on homosexuality and helped to change the law. Andrew Roberts looks at the enduring impact of Basil Dearden’s Victim.

Andrew Roberts analyses Lord Beaverbrook's memories of Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, first published in 1973.

Polish Border

The German army’s training, discipline and Blitzkrieg tactics – directed by the supremely confident Führer – swept away Polish resistance in 1939. It took the shell-shocked Allies another three years to catch up, writes Andrew Roberts.

Andrew Roberts introduces the remarkable memoir of Magdalene De Lancey, wife of Wellington’s chief of staff, who accompanied her husband on a campaign that climaxed in triumph and tragedy.

Andrew Roberts reflects on the often stormy relationship between Churchill and the Chiefs of Staff during the Second World War.

Andrew Roberts reintroduces us to Churchill’s long-delayed epic work, which was written with the assistance of a former editor of History Today.

Lord Salisbury

Andrew Roberts argues that Lord Salisbury, the British Prime Minister most identified with imperialism at its acme, in reality saw the Empire as a mixed blessing at best.

Andrew Roberts defends Britain's war hero against his detractors, in our Longman/History Today Awards Lecture.