The story of the growth of Britain's sugar trade can tell us a lot about the development of capitalism and the slave trade.
Impeachment was a common political tool in early modern England, but its use lapsed 20 years after it was adopted in the US constitution.
The Commonwealth's 'golden age' wasn't entirely dazzling.
When Stanley Baldwin called an election in December 1923, the outcome was unintended, unexpected and enduring.
For most of the Victorian era, people thought it was normal for men and women to be treated differently, and judged by different standards.
The U.K. prime minister sought to suppress Parliamentary opponents, saying he – not they – represents the will of the British people. It put Queen Elizabeth II in a real bind.
No one is saying she has done a stellar job, but other prime ministers have made mistakes like May.
It's easy, now, to think of this as Theresa May's story – but Thatcher, Blair and Cameron all played their part.
Lessons from the British 19th century protests over electoral reform about the significance of crowd sizes.
While the film introduces viewers to women who were important political figures in British history, it doesn't quite capture just how much power and influence these women actually wielded.
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?
As a left-wing rallying cry, this account of the 1819 massacre in Manchester fails to rouse the inner revolutionary.
Once Britain slipped away from the Roman Empire in the early 5th century, signs of Roman life began to disappear.
At least one second daughter of a second son of the British monarch has ended up on the throne in her own right.
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.
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.
Without a clear full stop there can be no certainty that the unravelling of the British Empire has ended even now.