It was 1956 – and for Britain, things would never be the same again.
There are striking parallels between Eden's handling of Suez and Blair's march into the Iraq War.
Ending slavery didn't mean that the rights of Britain's colonial peoples were properly protected. Far from it.
A myth is doing serious injustice to the way historians have approached decolonisation.
The royal visit to Canada raises some important constitutional questions.
In the dying days of empire, the British financed a global cinema service.
For many people around the world, it's a bit of a mystery.
Time for this myth to be exploded – empire brought with it slavery, exploitation, racism and kleptocracy.
Is being rude to overseas visitors an attempt to hold on to the pride that comes with power?
Why those who want to lean on imperial relations should think again.
It's time for Britain to grow up, accept its place in Europe and, yes, join the euro.
The ongoing spread of English is unparalleled in world history. English dominates – in scholarship, business and international relations – but not all Englishes are created equal.
The leaders of Islamic State do not see their caliphate as an exercise in theocracy for its own sake, but as an attempt at post-colonial emancipation.
Why Oriel College Oxford was right not to agree to take down a statue of the British imperalist.
The Tate's latest exhibition, Artist and Empire, is long overdue.
Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India. What can the world's two largest democracies learn from each other?
Books have active political lives. They inspire social movements and bind people together. Books can stand as short-hand symbols for larger galaxies of ideas.