The Famine Memorial in Dublin, by sculptor Rowan Gillespie.
The famine caused a million deaths and scarred the national psyche for generations. How do you even start to try and represent that in film literature, or art?
Sill from Peterloo.
As a left-wing rallying cry, this account of the 1819 massacre in Manchester fails to rouse the inner revolutionary.
What happens next?
Destruction from The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole, 1836, via Wikimedia.
Once Britain slipped away from the Roman Empire in the early 5th century, signs of Roman life began to disappear.
You never know …
At least one second daughter of a second son of the British monarch has ended up on the throne in her own right.
Who’s that at the window?
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As Chequers places host to a crucial Brexit cabinet meeting, a look back at how British prime ministers repeatedly fell in love with their country home.
Notting Hill Carnival: set up in the wake of race riots.
What is the legacy of the Empire Windrush for black Britishness today?
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.
Tom Arran/Hull 2017
Kingston-Upon-Hull is a city of contradictions, which is holding up a mirror to British society.
Martin Luther King in Newcastle, 1967.
Newcastle University Special Collections
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.