At death, we enter myth—our lives and work become the subject of stories told by others. Charlotte Brontë was one of the myth-makers. Shortly after her sisters’ deaths in 1848-49, she penned a 'Biographical Notice
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,
On Tuesday we asked our followers 'what's your favourite popular history book?' for a chance to win a copy of The Devil's Alliance by Roger Moorhouse, as featured in yesterday's book review. We had an amazing range of responses.
So surprising was the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in August 1939 that it even came as a shock the Soviet and German governments themselves. When the German delegation arrived at Moscow’s Khodynka airfield on
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
Following the stunning victory of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership contest this September, much maligned and supposedly outdated terms such as socialism and collective ownership have started to re-enter British political discourse. As of