The Invention of the Flapper

More than a symbol of decadence, the flapper should be seen as a quest by women for agency, independence and escape from domesticity.

Mapping The Eternal City

A monumental work provides an architectural and topographical survey of Rome from its foundation until the century after the fall of its Empire.

Kick-starting British Industry

In the Industrial Revolution, state intervention, protectionism and immigration were all adopted by successive governments to promote British manufacturing.

A Postwar Progress

A former editor of History Today looks back on a life mixing the personal and the political.

Against the Grain

Sweet it may be, but sugar's story is a bitter one, embracing slavery, decay and obesity.

New Life for Labour?

History suggests that closer collaboration and rradical new thinking between the central state and Cooperativisim could yet yield positive results.