The pioneer of the British civil rights movement is no less significant than his American counterparts.
Thoughts, opinions and commentary on all things historical.
The medieval insistence on clerical celibacy had dangerous and long-lasting consequences.
What to do when a good joke becomes bad taste.
When widespread vaccination was introduced there were objections – some justified, some not.
‘Crazy Jane’ was ubiquitous in the late 18th century, the archetypal figure of those driven mad by disappointed love.
The Aliens Act of 1905 was the culmination of decades of anxiety about migrants – some of whom attempted to reach Britain by clandestine means.
Edward the Confessor, a model of medieval piety, was a surprisingly effective ruler.
Demonology is a long-established if little known political tradition in the United States.
The identification of Magas, capital of the medieval Kingdom of Alania, reveals a civilisation forged by global interconnections.
Cecil feared the Tower, until his kinswoman Anne Bacon stepped in.