Michael Bentley reviews The Englightenment that Failed by Jonathon Israel

Jonathon Green reviews A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order by Judith Flanders

George Orwell pursued women with enthusiasm and varying degrees of success

Growing up in the Eighties was a story of aspiration — and anxiety

Christopher Bray reviews History and Imperialism by Louis Althusser

Roland Elliott Brown reviews The Russian Job by Douglas Smith

J. C. D Clark reviews Conservative Revolutionary: The Lives of Lewis Namier by D. W. Hayton

Lisa Hilton debunks a growing myth about a monarch’s consort

Jeremy Black explains the strange case of Edward Lucas

Sir Roger Scruton: A classical composer and inspiration to Hungarian students