The first English king to be converted to Christianity died on February 24th, 616.
Volume 66 Issue 2 February 2016
The British Empire is not the first – nor last – great power to see its icons crumble.
The public expects historians to deliver authoritative accounts of the past, yet different conclusions can be drawn from the same sources.
Evidence of make-up and beauty treatments reveal the daily nuances of Roman life.
A nuanced history of the French Revolution, which shows that its facts are anything but fixed.
Klaus Dodds looks back 50 years to a crucial – and ultimately tragic – moment in the UK’s exploitation of its oil and gas resources.
During the 1950s and 1960s, debates over the legality and morality of homosexuality drove gay men and doctors to desperate and dangerous measures in their search for a ‘cure’, writes John-Pierre Joyce.
As politics in Britain, Europe and the US descends into fragmentation and bitter division, Frank Prochaska commends the civilising voice of Walter Bagehot.
The history of Britain’s foreign policy in the Middle East is largely a litany of failure, of self-inflicted wounds that are still felt today. Peter Mangold considers what British diplomats and politicians have failed to learn.
Andrew Lycett uncovers the intriguing, labyrinthine paths to publication of the histories of MI5, MI6, GCHQ and the Special Operations Executive.