Access to land was once a common right; we have lost more than just the freedom to roam.
What relevance do the Norman Conquest and the events of 1066 have to contemporary British politics? Everything and nothing.
Before the secret ballot, voting in Britain was a theatrical, violent and public affair. The Act that made democracy private turns 150 this year.
Rediscovering the disappeared towns and settlements across Britain.
The UK Parliament was not designed for women with children and this continues to present challenges for new parents. How far have things changed?
How did women experience warfare in early medieval Britain?
The general election of 1918 was a ‘cynical muddle’ held as influenza killed thousands across a country emerging from the First World War.
Not since the Middle Ages have the ancient traditions of fancy dress been so potent.
Having achieved success in the Seven Years War, the following decade would be a chastening experience for Britain, culminating in the loss of its American colonies.
The Aliens Act of 1905 was the culmination of decades of anxiety about migrants – some of whom attempted to reach Britain by clandestine means.