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Our Island Story

Why is the history of Britain so often thought to be an ‘island story’? There is, after all, nothing inevitable about islands ending up as unitary states. If Greenland is the largest thing we can call an
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Europe: A Jekyll and Hyde continent

Not another book on Europe! Every new crisis prompts historians to reconsider previous attempts to develop the idea. For many Europeans, the issue of sovereignty, in the sense of control over one’s own political body,
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The Future of the (e)Book

This week a book I co-wrote with Tim Hitchcock was published. London Lives: Poverty, Crime and the Making of a Modern City, 1690-1800, published in print and as an eBook, is intended to have an original
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