All of the podcasts from The Critic: our weekly podcast, The Critic Narrated, The Critic Books Podcast, and Black's History Week

The medieval English town was subject to fire, flood, plague — and revolution

Rebellious heroines and unscrupulous heroes

The development of English urbanisation

Three very sleepy men discuss the election result

We look at one of the election’s untold stories — the emergence of a revived SDP

Apart from the aqueducts, sanitation, roads, irrigation, medicine, education, wine, public baths and town planning

The US Presidential debate exposed a man far too old to do the job

On the strangeness and variety of urban development

How one “awkward sod” refused to follow the trend on gender

Force for progress, loyalist fortress, or den of iniquity — the English town has been all of these, and more