Some historians romanticise the powerless to the point where they can do no wrong. This offers a moral threat to both the profession and the wider society, which must be challenged, says Tim Stanley.
Volume 60 Issue 12 December 2010
What can the historian learn from writing fiction? Lisa Hilton, whose first novel is set in south-west France, discovered revelations about the area as well as her approach to interpreting the past.
A key player in the War of the Roses died on December 30th, 1460.
The farthing ceased to be legal tender on December 31st, 1960.
One of the founder members of the Confederacy seceded from the United States on 20 December 1860.
Nigel Saul salutes his colleague’s achievement of 100 authored books on a wide range of historical subject matter.
Paul Lay is moved by an exhibition of tokens left by the mothers of children abandoned during the mid-18th century.
Wellington’s victories over the forces of Napoleon were critical to Britain’s ascendancy to superpower status. Peter Snow wonders why such a thrilling period of history is too often neglected.
Has the British family undergone an unparalleled breakdown since the 1960s, as is often claimed? Pat Thane argues that there never was a golden age of domestic bliss.