Richard Weight

This is an engaging history of the capitalist world in the 1850s, which stitches together vivid stories of entrepreneurs and adventurers from the...
After appearing at the Stratford Royal in the hit 1960 musical Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be , the press asked Barbara Windsor if she would be...

Gladstone and his Victorian Liberals still offer a great insight into the UK's divisions.

The People’s Songs succeeds in its almost impossible task of being ‘a social history of Britain as told through pop songs’ from Vera Lynn...

Why do modern Britons still find it so hard to acknowledge their revolutionary past?

Richard Weight reassesses Quentin Bell’s 1951 article on the morality of fashion, which anticipated the enormous social and stylistic changes of the 1960s.

Keith Robbins reviews a new book discussing what it means to be British in the 20th century.

Richard Weight charts how the threat from Hitler galvanised opinion-formers into embracing a past and culture they had previously scorned.