British History

Our Falklands correspondent muses on the importance of the war to the late journalist

When rebellion stalked the streets of London

The extraordinary lives of history’s unsung heroines

Getting at the truth about T H Huxley

Fifty years ago, the miners took on a Conservative Government and won

The heroic age of polar exploration ended with Shackleton’s death

The decadence and excess of the city is of a piece with puritanical restraint

The great London department store Gamages was the British Amazon of its day

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s many passions included a view of Empire that would today be regarded as racist

Not much has changed since Philip Gibbs’ forgotten classic lifted the lid on early 20th century Fleet Street