When the England football team visited Germany in May 1938, diplomatic protocol resulted in the team giving a Nazi salute.
The recent scandal over MPs’ expenses would not have raised an eyebrow in the 18th century when bribery was rife and rigged elections common. Trevor Fisher looks into that system and the slow path to reform.
Trevor Fisher examines the ongoing debate over how history is taught in the classroom.
Trevor Fischer takes a second look at the Victorian prime minister's fascination with street-walkers.
White slavery and under-age prostitution - two of the crusades associated with the social reformer Josephine Butler. Her contribution to the self-image of 19th-century women was, however, more complex than the lurid headlines might suggest, argues Trevor Fisher.
Trevor Fisher chronicles the backlash against libertarianism in art and literature in the closing years of the Victorian era.
Trevor Fisher takes a fresh look at 1066 and All That and finds it a text for the times.