Without dexterity and imagination historians are in danger of overlooking the telling details that complete the bigger picture, argues Mathew Lyons.
Volume 64 Issue 5 May 2014
Churchill and Hitler painted scenes of the Western Front while in remarkably close proximity to one another.
Nick Lloyd revisits John Terraine’s article on the decisive Allied victory at Amiens in 1918 and asks why this remarkable military achievement is not as well known as the first day of the Somme.
Andrew Higgott surveys the contested legacy of modern architecture in Britain from the first machine age to the dawn of the digital.
It was Scots who were the most vocal advocates of a vibrant, imperial, Protestant Great Britain.
While the advances in technology and manufacturing that took place in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries have entered the mainstream of history, few know about the industrialisation carried out during the Roman occupation, says Simon Elliott.
Since two earthquakes destroyed the cathedral and much of central Christchurch in September 2010 and February 2011, the city is slowly recovering. Jenifer Roberts recalls the city’s first settlers.
As a peacetime premier Herbert Asquith was held in high regard, but the First World War undid his reputation. That is an unfair judgment, argues Roland Quinault.
A foothold in Siam offered new trading opportunities for France in the late 17th century, as well as a chance to spread the Catholic faith.
Roger Hudson describes the destruction during the Paris Commune of the memorial to Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz in 1805.