History shows that Third Party tilts at the presidency don’t work

Professor Jeremy Black talks to Graham Stewart about what made French politics and society distinctive in the decades before and after WWI

The polar cities of Arkhangelsk and Murmansk somehow attract a hardcore of visitors for whom winter isn’t a dirty word

The rural pub is becoming increasingly under threat, and with it, a key part of our national identity

What about the past should and could be mapped, and how to do so, are vexed issues in cartographic studies

Professor Jeremy Black talks to Graham Stewart about the conflicts and continuities of France from Louis Philippe to the Belle Epoque

Despite its length, Philip Mansel’s biography of the Sun King is ‘a welcome prize for any reviewer’

Tom Chessyre on the glory of obscure railway museums

A remarkable group of intellectuals in pre-war Vienna used philosophy to explain the scientific progess of their time — until they were halted by murder and Nazism

Hannah Betts chooses chic alternatives to dull sweatpants