The second-hand book trade has lost much of its romance and charm, not to mention eccentric establishments and their owners

The Whig interpretation of history explains much that is malignant in modern progressivism

Communism in Poland was brought down by an underground network of learning, journalism and culture that flourished in defiance of state control

The most enduring historical work reveals eternal truths about the human condition

Jeremy Black discusses German identity in the 700 years between Charlemagne and the Reformation

Kenneth Clark has been unfairly accused of elitism; he wanted to democratise the glories of Western art and make it available to all

The story of how British commandos did the impossible

When rebellion stalked the streets of London

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