British History

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

The Beano magazine retains its quality but not all its character over the decades

How history makes rioters of the French

Notwithstanding our favourite WWII stories, derring-do doesn’t win wars

History is being rewritten, and statues can stop it

A.S.H. Smyth yomps to the scant, wind-battered ruins of the first British colony on the Falkland Islands

Graham Stewart and Jeremy Black discuss British and European conceptions of monarchy throughout history