Asa Briggs

Asa Briggs reflects on two Victorian radicalists who employed controversial new means to secure power, drawing both fervent disciples and bitter enemies, before their eventual defeat as part of a reaction against the ideas and methods of the 1840’s.

Robert Peel

Asa Briggs evaluates the impact of Sir Robert Peel, a great Prime Minister unwilling to become a popular politician.

Manningham Mills, a symbol of the last century's industrial power, is now to become part of Bradford's renaissance as an exhibition at the city's Cartwright Hall in Lister Park shows.

Asa Briggs completes our Portrait of Britain series with a survey of the islands at the beginning of the 20th century.

The exhibition 'Faces of the Century', at the National Portrait Gallery, presents the 100 choices of ten leading figures from British politics, art, music, business and media that represent Britain in the 20th century.

Asa Briggs comments on the historical division of time, and whether such landmarks as centuries and millennia hold any real meaning.

Asa Briggs reviews Volume XI, on the new town of Telford and its unique heritage.

'All human life is there'. But is it - and can it be interpreted on a par with the chronicles of the great and good? Five social historians discuss the relevance of history without 'kings and things'.

Asa Briggs examines a well-balanced synthesis of the period.