Lord Louis Mountbatten, viceroy of India, met with Indian leaders to discuss partition.
The partition of India led to a genocide that was unprecedented in scale. How far was one man, Lord Mountbatten, who hurriedly drew the new borders, responsible?
Highly technical: the Victoria Sponge.
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The Queen-Empress had a notoriously sweet tooth.
A cartoonist’s impression of Trollope in 1872.
The Victorian author has a lot more to offer than you might think. Find out where to get started.
Elizabeth has reached a milestone only one other Monarch has achieved.
This weekend, Britain will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Bunting and cream cakes will turn neighbourhood roads into street parties and a flotilla of 1,000 boats will sail down the…