Richard Freeman explores the history of Britain's defence of the realm, and finds that current policy is little more than a confused response to an unspecified danger.
'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.
The author of Courtiers: The Secret History of Kensington Palace (Faber & Faber), and presenter of the BBC TV series, If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home discusses her work with Paul Lay.
146 volumes of veterinary medicine reports from the collections of the National Library of Scotland have been digitised and are freely available on the Medical History of British India website.
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.