Even the Wolfenden report cited the need to protect the public from that which disgusted them.
The notion of an society organised on merit has held Britain in its sway for decades.
Wondering how the U.K. government can just decide to dissolve itself and call for a general election? As our expert explains, it's not uncommon.
From the fall of the Romans to the Middle Ages, Britain was more prosperous when it fostered a relationship with Europe.
He is revered for founding the welfare state, but the post-war leader also left a lasting legacy in British intelligence.
Why the 200 men who marched from the north-east to London in October 1936 must not be forgotten.
In the past internal migrants were feared and mistreated by law.
The UK is in for a volatile few years, with no obvious calming measures in sight. But for a true revolution to happen, a great many stars would have to align.
The drop in sterling following Brexit has been as strong as when Germany invaded France in 1940.
For many people around the world, it's a bit of a mystery.
British history is deeply connected to Europe and whatever the result of its referendum, this will continue.
Those campaigning to leave are clinging onto the past for all the wrong reasons.
It's not the bell that needs attention, it's the Elizabeth Tower that houses it and the Great Clock that makes it chime.
The idea that only Parliament should set British laws emerged to protect the people from the King.
It involves shifting calendars, greedy governments – and the Pope.
It's time for Britain to grow up, accept its place in Europe and, yes, join the euro.
The strange history of how the Bank of England came into being.
No laughing matter: privacy fears were stoked in the 19th century even as people relished the tale of a Nosy Parker.
It is 2016 but, when it comes to housing, in many ways it could actually be 1891.
Experts believe that Henry I lies beneath a Reading car park. But some royal burials are even more mysterious.