Britain's political elite are often criticised for having few achievements away from Whitehall. Richard Foreman contrasts their inexperience with the 19th-century statesman Lord Rosebery.
'Crisis? What crisis?' was Prime Minster James Callaghan's response to Britain's Winter of Discontent in 1979. However, he never actually said those words. A compendium of wrongly-attributed quotations.
As our 60th anniversary year nears its conclusion we asked distinguished historians to choose their favourite works of history produced in the last 60 years and to name the most important historian of the period.
We've whittled your nominations down to a shortlist; now it's time to vote for the most important historian, and the most important history book, of the past six decades.
To mark our 60th anniversary, we're asking our readers to nominate the most important historian, and the most significant history book, of the past six decades.
An international group of scientists has successfully sequenced the entire genome of the Black Death, the epidemic that killed 60% of Europe's population in the 14th century.