A great historian and public intellectual, Thomas Fuller championed moderation and responsibility in a time of war, polarisation and misinformation.
Dinner parties in the ‘Revolutionary Age’ with the publisher Joseph Johnson.
Early modern parish libraries, frequently established for the benefit of the general public, were often deliberately inaccessible.
Four historians consider whether the traditional Whig history of Britain, as one of evolutionary political progress, has ever been challenged by events.
The aim of Charles I’s foreign policy was to restore his nephew’s lands in the Rhineland. France, he thought, was the key to success.
The medieval parish church was the meeting point of many different things, both sacred and secular.
The correspondence between Mary Hamilton and the future George IV is often seen as evidence of a harmless crush in the Georgian court. It was nothing of the sort.
The House of Lords, often in the shadow of the Commons, asserted its power during the reigns of James I and his son, Charles I. But it would be eclipsed by civil war.
It is often claimed that press censorship came to an end in England at the close of the 17th century. But it persisted, thanks to an unsavoury network of government spies.
The image of Roman Bath was the creation of 18th- and 19th-century archaeologists. Only now are new perspectives revealing a more complex and accurate history of the city.