Douglas Johnson, historian of France and HT academic board member, explains how a youthful attraction to libraries opened doors for him.
Douglas Johnson reconsiders the circumstances in which de Gaulle relinquished his position as President of France and his mythic legacy in French history.
Douglas Johnson on why French historians are still arguing about the Holocaust.
France's colonies have existed to serve the greatness of France. Johnson examines France's treatment of its various colonies, including French Polynesia, French Indo-China, and Tahiti.
Douglas Johnson compares and contrasts the downfalls of Neville Chamberlain and Margaret Thatcher.
Elizabethans in the Arctic
Douglas Johnson examines the powerful hold Les Invalides exercises over France's historical mythology.
A failure of national will in a decadent country, outgunned, outmanned and divided by class conflict? Douglas Johnson opens our summer series of Second World War reappraisals by looking at the myths and legacies of the fall of France to Hitler's blitzkrieg fifty years ago this month.
History Today's special issue on the French Revolution's bicentenary focuses on the new ideas that are illustrating its causes and course. To open, Douglas Johnson considers the arguments about the 'Counter-Revolution' and the Terror exercising French historians of the Revolution in 1989.
Douglas Johnson reflects on the life and death of General de Gaulle.