Volume 35 Issue 1 January 1985

Arresting a Diplomat, 1717

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.

Refracted Images

Douglas Johnson on a French village’s attempts to honour its local history.

What is Political History?

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.