From the 18th century, historians taught us to understand the world as a story of linear progress. But this viewpoint made them architects of empire. History, writes Yves Rees, has blood on its hands.
The decolonisation process was to take place rapidly during the reign of Elizabeth II.
Putin is following a strategy used by other imperial countries, particularly 19th-century China and Japan.
There is a long history of recalculating historical prophecies and projections based on the theme of four kingdoms.
In the past, quarantines were often seen as an excuse for state intervention, and condemned as instruments of despotism.
The British Honours system and its link to empire is outdated and inappropriate, it must change.
The unstable authoritarian pathway that many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements within African societies.
The Peterloo massacre was one of the worst atrocities committed on British soil, but across the empire there were many such acts.
As well as an attack on the working classes, Peterloo was also an episode of violence against women.
The link between empire, inequality – and Brexit.
The notion of ‘Empire 2.0’ embraced by Brexiteers is backward-facing nonsense.
The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius’s favour, the implications could be huge.
Bought from Denmark for their strategic value, a group of Caribbean islands has lived under the US flag for a century.
Americans are shocked Russia meddled in our election. But there are centuries of precedent – and, at times, it’s been the US meddling.
As the UK sets up post-Brexit trade deals with Commonwealth countries, it should be mindful of history.
The disdain for human life that underpinned the British Empire has been brought home.
The search goliath has spent over $5bn on everything from driverless cars to smart contact lenses in the past three years. The UK tax hounds must be delighted.
The book contains major flaws, the chief of which is the lack of solid, supporting evidence. Brown claims that ‘Rhodes documented everything’ – which was not actually the case in this regard.
It can be difficult to imagine that the antiquities in our museums were once a part of vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Let our expert take you on a tour of three cities to rival today’s global hubs.
The BBC’s chief contribution to the bicentenary has been to rename itself the Bonapartist Broadcasting Corporation.