Both Churchill and Johnson had a complicated relationship with the Conservative Party.
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.
The UK prime minister tendered his resignation after a slew of resignations by former allies in his government.
Oversimplified versions of the past lead to bad political decisions.
History brought Ukraine’s plight home to people around the world, and helped mobilize political and military support against the Russian invasion.
Computers can now mimic everything from literary characters to Nirvana songs.
Lend-lease is a mechanism that will help speed the delivery of military aid to the battlefields of Ukraine.
An expert on the history and politics of the UN says that the Security Council’s failure to intervene in Ukraine is a “black eye,” but the panel’s inability to act is not a design flaw.
The way two presidents used language to ask Americans to support intervening in a foreign conflict shows the power of a leader who uses plain speaking – and sets limits on intervention.
Exclusive footage of the clandestine bunkers from which Britain hoped to halt a Nazi invasion.
Likely survival rates for these men were judged to be as low as 12 days, which may be why OBs were sometimes referred to as ‘Suicide Bunkers’.
In 1944, the former archbishop of Canterbury mounted a case to preserve the Italian abbey, renowned for centuries for scholarship and devotion, but Allied forces had just destroyed it.
Even a highly popular and respected leader can lose an election, writes a historian – especially if they don’t have a plan for the future. Churchill was one of them.
It’s always dangerous to put present-day events into historic perspectives. That’s especially true when political leaders have compared the coronavirus pandemic to a war effort.
PODCAST: The fourth part of a series from The Anthill Podcast on how the world has recovered from past crises examines the aftermath of the second world war in the UK.
From Brexit to coroanvirus, Britain keeps looking to the second world war and its spirit as a way to get through. However, the ideas of the period are not so close to the truth.
It may not have been Britain’s finest hour, but was it Fleet Street’s?
It was a great celebration, but not everyone was jubilant.
The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
People who support Brexit want different results from the UK’s departure from the EU – and they can’t all get what they want.