Making History

Arguing with the Dead

Medieval historians are a small band. Departed greats such as James Campbell remain with us as long as we seek their opinions.

Reflecting on the Past

A valedictory column provides a chance to reflect on a decade grappling with what history is and how it should be written.

Written in Heraldry

Lions are noble; unicorns pure. Knowing how to decipher heraldry reveals the aspirations – and humour – of the regal past.