Twenty-five years ago today, on the night of 3 June 1989, tanks moved into central Beijing to crush the ‘counter-revolutionary rebellion’ underway on Tiananmen Square, leading to the 'massacre' which made headlines around the world.
As a historian of Spain's republican past, I watched with fascination as, last night, following news of Juan Carlos I’s abdication, thousands took to the streets in Spain and abroad to demand a referendum on
Adolfo Suárez’s state funeral later today, on Monday 31 March, marks the passing of the principal architect of Spain’s transition to democracy. The story was an unlikely one. After nearly forty years of dictatorship, General
Of Washington’s iconic buildings, the United States Capitol is, with the exception perhaps of the White House, the most famous and historic. When Thomas Jefferson commissioned it in 1792, he planned a far more modest