Once seen as doing too little to avert the depression and characterised as ‘Silent Cal’, the reputation of US President Calvin Coolidge is changing.
Peter Clements assesses why two nations which seemingly had so much in common at the beginning of the 1930s were at war with each other by the end of the decade.
Was Britain's reputation as the champion of Italian independence really warranted? Giuseppe Garibaldi was undoubtedly popular with Britons, but Peter Clements is sceptical.
Peter Clements explains that addressing the question directly is the key to securing good grades.
The second of the two Longman/History Today prize-winning essays on the topic ‘Is distance lending enchantment to the view historians have of the British Empire and its legacies’.