Making History

No Clockwatching

Time in the early modern world lacked precision, but it did have humanity.

A Kinder, Gentler History

The past can seem like a timeline of horrors. But might it also remind us of our own failings – and help to put them right?

Something More than an Art

Both history and historical fiction depend on a combination of imagination and rigorous research. The difference is found in the balance of these ingredients. 

The Hardest Word?

Is it ahistorical for public figures to say sorry for events that took place before they were born? The issue cuts to the heart of the relationship between the living and the dead.