Four historians consider the harm caused by those who should have helped their political masters.
A British public relations company in cahoots with sympathetic MPs was unable to whitewash the military regime that seized power in Greece in 1967.
In the politically chaotic decades before true universal suffrage, some infants found a way to vote in British elections.
Boris Johnson is facing a national crisis like few other prime ministers. Which of his predecessors will he draw comparisons with?
A lively, privileged group of young intellectuals grew ever more alarmed by the crises that struck Britain in the mid-1740s.
The uneasy balance between rulers and counsellors has been a feature of British politics for centuries.
Since the late 19th century, French politics has provided a testing ground for right-wing populism.
The creation of an African American colony was supported by slave holders and abolitionists, but founded by a few dozen black families.
To whom should one pledge fealty? Lord, king, brother or nation?
It was not the Nazi-Soviet Pact, but the ‘Party line’, which brought an end to the era of ‘fellow travellers’, 80 years ago.