A class confrontation at the Epsom Derby of 1920.
Volume 61 Issue 11 November 2011
Anne Sebba revisits Michael Bloch’s article, first published in History Today in 1979, on the historian Philip Guedalla’s enthusiastic but misguided support for his friend, Edward VIII.
At its height, the British Empire was the largest the world has ever known. Its history is central to Britain’s history, yet, as Zoë Laidlaw shows, this imperial past is not an easy narrative to construct.
The leading Victorian radical and Liberal politician John Bright was born on November 16th 1811.
Clovis I died in Paris on November 27th 511, aged 46.
The first performance of The Tempest on record was at court on All Hallows’ Day, on 1 November 1611.
Michael Bentley looks at the father of British historiography who was an eloquent and controversial opponent of teleology.
To mark the 400th anniversary of his birth, UNESCO has declared Evliya Çelebi a ‘man of the year’. His Seyahatname, or Book of Travels, is one of the world’s great works of literature. Caroline Finkel celebrates a figure little known in the West.
Tim Grady on postwar Germany’s attempts to remember the contribution made by its Jewish combatants in the First World War.
A political exile, Richard Wagner found safety in Zurich, where he also discovered the love and philosophy that inspired his greatest works, as Paul Doolan explains.