Reviews

Daniel Ellsberg being presented with a papier-mâché ‘Declassified’ stamp on 23 September 1971, at a banquet held by the Federal Employees for Peace.

Revelations about the US nuclear codes during the Cold War from the man who helped draft the policy. 

Edmund Burke (1729-97) by James Northcote (1746-1831).

The winner of the 2018 Longman-History Today Book Prize provides an intriguing and accessible study on the evolution, dissemination and continued influence of Edmund Burke’s political ideas.

Aerial view of the Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, built between 1957 and 1961.

From the practical idealism of early municipal reformers to the tragedy of Grenfell Tower. 

Detail from the song sheet of Ethyl Smyth’s The March of the Women, by Margaret Morris (1911).

Four new studies challenge familiar tropes to consider some important but lesser-known areas of the women’s suffrage movement. 

Bhor Ghat Railway at Maharashtra, on the crest of the Western Ghats, India, 1883.

The creation of India’s fantastic rail network was the work of the British Raj, but it came at a high price for Indians themselves.

President Sukarno authorising Major General Suharto to restore public order, 11 March 1966,

The story of Indonesia’s anti-Communist coup, the rise to power of a pro-western regime and its murderous aftermath.

Kore 674, Archaic period marble statue from the Acropolis, Athens.

A reconsideration of our complicated relationship with ancient Greece, questioning how we view it through the lens of the 18th century.

General de Gaulle on 18 June 1940 in the recording studio of the BBC at Broadcasting House, London.

From de Gaulle’s call to arms against Vichy France to Liberation four years later.

The reasons for the brevity of the Latin presence in the 12th-century Eastern Mediterranean.

Combining grand narrative with vignettes of private lives and long-forgotten events, the last 500 years of Jewish life are told by a consummate master of his craft.