Tariq Ali’s scathing new book assessing Winston Churchill’s life and legacy paints him as a racist opportunist but overstates Churchill’s enduring influence on politics today.
Reagan was the first US president to address the UK parliament. What he said still carries weight for Anglo-American relations decades on.
Scrapbooks on the Royal Family are more meaningful objects for our families, and our own communities, than we might first expect.
Understanding how our ancestors may have benefited from industrialisation and colonialism could help us become more climate-friendly citizens.
From the tax we pay to the wine we drink, many policies in Britain today have their roots in imperialism.
Warring countries have ben imposing sanctions on their enemies for hundreds of years. They have met with mixed success.
Opposition to the controversial law reflected the British national character, reminiscent of comedies like the Carry On films.
Even after the notorious Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, some headmasters thought pupil exchanges with Nazi Germany were a good idea.
Black British women have been staging plays in recent years about Britain’s role in slavery, a history the country is too eager to forget.
Abolition in the UK tends to focus on the work of Yorkshireman William Wilberforce but there were many Black abolitionists whose tireless work has been forgotten.
New analysis of Anglo-Saxon skulls suggests that being an Anglo-Saxon was a matter of language and culture, and not genetics.
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.