The Home Office threw away landing documents that are now vital to people trying to prove their right to stay in the UK.
R.C. Sherriff's classic play focused on the officer class, but the recent film adaptation has given working-class soldiers a voice.
Women played and integral role in the year-long struggle – despite a culture that expected them to stay at home.
Today the Commonwealth exists as an organisation in search of a rationale.
Without a clear full stop there can be no certainty that the unravelling of the British Empire has ended even now.
Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst: a family at war with itself.
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Sylvia Pankhurst's book is the dominant narrative of the time, but was she unfair to her sister Christabel?
Kelly Reilly as the Briton warrior Kerra in Britannia.
The new TV show Britannia dramatises the second Roman invasion of Britain. It captures the core elements of the story (despite inaccuracies) but recent archaeological finds offer thrilling insights into this time.
The Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast will set the scene for a year of challenges for this grouping of nations.
We are so accustomed to hearing about American exceptionalism that British exceptionalism is rarely discussed.
Nine centuries after it was commissioned to celebrate the Norman Conquest, the famed tapestry is finally going to visit England.
We think of the Druids as being embedded in British culture from the mists of ancient times. But what we think we know about Druids is of surprisingly modern provenance.
Free flowing trade across Ireland’s border should not be taken for granted.
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After decades of diplomacy and development the two economies of Ireland are more integrated than they have been in a century.
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At Ebbsfleet, in northeast Kent, archaeologists have finally uncovered the site where Julius Caesar's fleet landed in 54BC.
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Kingston-Upon-Hull is a city of contradictions, which is holding up a mirror to British society.
Martin Luther King in Newcastle, 1967.
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Black British history is too often overlooked, and its connections to the US even more so.
The academy has changed substantially since Plato’s time.
Australian universities are teaching 'identity politics' at the expense of Western history, according to an Institute of Public Affairs report. But unis make decisions based on student demand, not politics.
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All men must die, so the young women have grown up to take control.
They are too well-behaved on Westeros – real-life queens often resorted to tears, temper tantrums and toilet humour.
It's been 680 years since the last princess of Wales born to reigning monarchs in the country walked the earth.
One of the first British films to depict the ‘crime’ of homosexuality.
Decriminalisation changed the way homosexuality and gay culture were portrayed on screen.
Marching for pride, London, 1974.
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Even the Wolfenden report cited the need to protect the public from that which disgusted them.
Race to the top?
The notion of an society organised on merit has held Britain in its sway for decades.