Guido Alfani’s As Gods Among Men: A History of the Rich in the West explores how history’s wealthiest men made their fortunes, but says little about why they did so.
Over three centuries of muddle, messy compromise and financial mismanagement.
Stately homes surrounded by extravagant gardens are a staple of the English countryside, but how were they funded?
How can we work out the true value of money in the past? It depends how you do the sums.
Roderick Floud puts the case for the Retention of Personal Records
Roderick Floud continues our special feature on the Industrial Revolution with a look at the impact of industrialisation on the British people.