Four historians consider whether the traditional Whig history of Britain, as one of evolutionary political progress, has ever been challenged by events.
The end of the affair of two legendary lovers sees a deadly destiny fulfilled.
‘No genre reveals as much about the human condition as military history.’
Another year is history. Were you paying attention?
‘A rising generation of ‘new diplomatic historians’ are reimagining diplomatic history.’
A selection of our favourite articles from the past year.
Four historians consider the consequences of the ‘Day of Infamy’ on 7 December 1941, and whether it was the ultimate reason for Germany, Italy and Japan’s defeat.
A divine beauty contest leads to the most famous war of the ancient world.
Who was the first woman to be granted a hereditary peerage? When was the attack on Pearl Harbor?
Revolutionary France, lights out in the Ottoman Empire, gross obscenity, Napoleon’s gardens and the humble index: ten historians reflect on a year of reading.