Recent events have provoked disquiet about the concept of diplomatic immunity: in the early eighteenth century, the British government was considerably less fastidious in its definition.
Volume 35 Issue 1 January 1985
Ronald Hutton on erotica and morality through history
Stephen Trombley on the study of language and ancient texts.
Kathleen Burk discusses the publishing of history books.
Douglas Johnson on a French village’s attempts to honour its local history.
David Cannadine on the changing nature of British history in the US
John Brewer and Stella Tillyard evaluate a book both historical and fictional.
In the continuing series 'What is...history?' eight historians define political history - an area sometimes regarded as 'narrow', 'elitist' or simply 'dull', but now enjoying a recrudescence.
The Victorians glorified the hero Gordon of Khartoum. But the reality was considerably less clear-cut.