British History

Daniel Pipes’s quest to understand the English national character leaves him none the wiser

Jeremy Black weighs in on two recent historiographical offerings

Us Brits need to come to an honest reckoning over what happened in Afghanistan

Honour, power and will at Mers-el-Kébir 80 years ago today

In its combination of glacial beauty and lovelorn desperation, Brideshead Revisited speaks to all readers, Alexander Larman writes

Patrick Galbraith on wild food and ethical blindspots

Richard Griffiths reviews Failed Führers, by Graham Macklin

Andrew Roberts reviews Haldane, by John Campbell

The toppling of Colston’s statue in Bristol sends a terrible message to today’s would-be philanthropist

Patrick Hamilton, the writer who inadvertently coined the term, had his own victims