The siege of Basing House encompasses all of England in microcosm

An actress turned author, a Kafkaesque fantasy and a 1960s re-release stir the imagination

Classic settings conceal psychological rawness and sinuously convoluted mysteries

The sexual liberation and unrequited search of Nancy Cunard emblematises 1920s Paris

Shelley Puhak’s woman-versus-woman rivalry between queens is only part of the story

British policy in the Ottoman Empire was not driven by Orientalism, but self-interest and self-deception

Norman Scott gets the last word against the man who raped and plotted to murder him

From the suppression of colonial documents, Caroline Elkins spins a tale of violence

Middle Eastern Christians are facing the threat of extinction