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Michael Braddick

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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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John Lilburne at 400

The 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta has attracted plenty of attention this year, and it has made clear that its value lies in a living tradition.  By a neat coincidence this year
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