Geoffrey Best reflects on a lifetime collecting books and the difficulties – emotional and financial – of parting with them.
A peace conference held in Holland in 1899 in fact ended by rewriting the laws of war, says Geoffrey Best.
Geoffrey Best looks at the life of A.P. Herbert, writer, wit and MP, who played a major role in the liberalisation of British life with his reform of the draconian divorce laws.
Geoffrey Best considers Winston Churchill’s growing alarm about the possibility of nuclear war, and his efforts to ensure that its horrors never happened.
Geoffrey Best, doyen of Victorian history, demonstrates that not all leading scholars start out as swots
The role of the Church in wartime has always been ambiguous. Today, with the question of nuclear weapons to the fore, churchmen are again in conflict over the moral issues involved. With this in mind, Geoffrey Best considers an earlier occasion when the Church found itself in a similar dilemma.