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Michael Lynch

A 1907 painting by Boris Kustodiev depicting the muzhiks listening to the proclamation of the Emancipation Manifesto in 1861

Michael Lynch takes a fresh look at the key reform of 19th-century Russia.

Michael Lynch introduces the controversial career of a gargantuan figure in Chinese and modern world history.

How should we interpret the Bolshevik Revolution, in the light of later events? Michael Lynch explains the issues with which we have to grapple and gives tips on how to impress the examiners.

In reviewing the career of one of the key figures in modern Russian history, Michael Lynch rejects the notion that Trotsky would have been a more humane leader than Stalin.