Volume 67 Issue 12 December 2017

Cnut’s Rivals

A new old take on the Danish succession, complete with tales of derring do.

A Postwar Progress

A former editor of History Today looks back on a life mixing the personal and the political.

Against the Grain

Sweet it may be, but sugar's story is a bitter one, embracing slavery, decay and obesity.

The Best History Books 2017

From ancient Greece to the Second World War, from the papacy to the Antichrist, from Byzantium to China and the story of the Jewish people, historians select their favourite books of the past year.