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Bolshevik (1920) by Boris Kustodiev.

Four historians consider the desirability of profound political change and the methods used to attain it.

A portrait depicting the Elgin Marbles in a temporary Elgin Room at the British Museum surrounded by museum staff, a trustee and visitors, 1819

Four historians consider one of the most contentious questions facing the West’s museums and galleries.

Fresh perspective? Making the BBC Three drama Our World War. BBC Photo Library

Four historians consider how their discipline can best reach a mass audience. 

Anglo-Irish relations: Henry authorises Dermot to levy forces in 1170, from J.W.E. Doyle's A Chronicle of England, BC55 to AD 1485 (1863). (Bridgeman Images)

In the first of a new series, we ask historians one of the burning questions of the day.