The views and actions of the man who tried to kill Hitler.

Herring girls knitting at Scarborough harbour, Yorkshire, c. 1910.

The lore and history of knitting in the British Isles.

Stereograph View of the Houses of Parliament, 1850s–1910s. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The life of one of the leading British historians of the mid-20th century.

Portrait of the Musgrave Morris boys, with John Armine Morris (b.1813), later Sir John Morris, 3rd Baronet of Clasemont on the left and George Byng Morris (b.1816) on the right, c.1830 (detail) © Bridgeman Images.

How, in Jane Austen’s England, sons without a fortune tried to find one.

Japanese travel poster for the Great Wall of China,1937 © Bridgeman Images.

The story of China and Japan, and the periodic efforts to find a modus vivendi.


The human cost and conflict behind ‘beef for everyone’.

The 2nd Dragoon Guards, the Queen's Bays, routing the Lucknow mutineers near the Hyderabad road, Orlando Norie, 1859. Brown University Library/Wiki Commons.

Documenting the men and women who took a stand against the imperial tide.

Capitals in the centre of the main entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. Auguste Salzmann, 1854. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

There is nothing exclusively modern about the dream of a world transformed by Reformation, Enlightenment, or revolution.

The blues of Samarkand. Photo: Angshuman Chatterjee

Successful cities, by the very nature of mercantile and intellectual exchange, must be multicultural and tolerant of diversity.

Reliquary bust of Charlemagne, 1349 © Bridgeman Images

A new book presents an account of Charlemagne, year by year, without hindsight.