The coronation of Charles III was dense with meaning. It’s complicated; and easy to misunderstand.
We welcome our new columnist George Garnett. Don’t tell him that history’s history.
A valedictory column provides a chance to reflect on a decade grappling with what history is and how it should be written.
Menopause is an inescapable fact of life. Why is history silent on it?
The end of the year was a time for fasting, feasting and poking fun at the status quo.
Lions are noble; unicorns pure. Knowing how to decipher heraldry reveals the aspirations – and humour – of the regal past.
Rude words are a constant, but their ability to cause offence is in flux. Historians should know their flim-flam from their fiddle-faddle.
There are several obstacles between Tudor women and their biographers. Bypassing them is a slow but necessary process.
History books by men are bought in far greater quantities than those by women. Why?
The support and camaraderie of close-knit communities were a double-edged sword. Nothing was private and reputations could be ruined at the twitch of the curtain.