British History

The (not so) gentlemen of 18th-century London were a libidinous lot

The temperance campaigners realised that a picture can achieve more than a thousand words of argument

We need trustees who actually believe in our museums

The rebranding of Anglo-Saxon England is senseless and silly

At least in its current, extreme interpretation, the Williams Thesis is almost certainly false

Blair, Clinton, Ahern et al were credited with putting together the Northern Ireland peace deal, but 800 British agents also played their part

An interview with David Starkey

Small human moments cut across the centuries

A bogus narrative is obscuring history and diminishing our national pride

The rise and fall of the Sassoon family, whose yearning for social acceptance brought titles at the cost of success