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The life of one of the leading British historians of the mid-20th century.
How, in Jane Austen’s England, sons without a fortune tried to find one.
At the turn of the 20th century, Switzerland embraced the Grand Hotel. The First World War brought one golden age of hotels to an end, ushering in a new, more uncertain one.
Police brutality and stop-and-search are yet another legacy of Empire.
The story of China and Japan, and the periodic efforts to find a modus vivendi.
It was not the Nazi-Soviet Pact, but the ‘Party line’, which brought an end to the era of ‘fellow travellers’, 80 years ago.
The human cost and conflict behind ‘beef for everyone’.
Loneliness as an emotion was absent in English writing before 1800. What does the diary of a Georgian widower reveal about its connection with the loss of faith?
Documenting the men and women who took a stand against the imperial tide.
How China’s landscape prevented even greater losses in the Great Famine.