The excesses of political leaders have always needed checking.
The Post's editor, Arthur Mann, withstood extreme pressure to fall in with orthodox political thinking over appeasement with Nazi Germany.
In the early 19th century, the British – who had invented impeachment centuries before – decided it no longer served its purpose. Instead, they found a more effective way to handle a bad leader.
'Bridgerton' alludes to and obscures social, racial and political tensions in England’s Regency era, the extraordinary decade that marks the dawn of the modern world.
In the early days of the second world war, a Nazi propagandist broadcasting to England built up a large following.
Despite rationing and the Blitz, Christmas on the domestic front in 1940 was cheerful and optimistic.
Food shortages, festivities and far-off fighting – Britain's coldest winters were among its most memorable.
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.