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Robert Crowcroft

Reflections on the Thames, by Claude Monet, 1905. Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris/Bridgeman Images.

Recent political crises have shown the importance – and neglect – of constitutional history.

Neville Chamberlain announcing "Peace in our Time" on his arrival at Heston Airport, 30 September 1938.

An admirable retelling of the traditional history of appeasement.

Surprised! by Henri Rousseau, 1891.

Can the study of the past really help us to understand the present?