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British history


  • Book Review: Erik Larsen, 'The Splendid and the Vile'

    by Jeff Roquen

    In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson has not only produced an engaging and timely portrait of the perilous period of when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany but has also illuminated how tragedy and loss can be turned into a triumph and justice through steadfast determination and solidarity of purpose.  



  • Malcolm Chase, 1957-2020

    The social historian Malcolm Chase rejected “the enormous condescension of posterity” often to be found in history written by the educated rich.



  • Why Britain Brexited

    by Tom McTague

    For decades, the country has struggled with the challenge facing the modern nation-state: how to balance control and influence.


  • Brexit and the End of the United Kingdom

    by Ed Simon

    Because of Boris Johnson’s ascendancy, it must be considered that it is not only inevitable that there won’t be a United Kingdom again, but that it’s necessary that there shouldn’t be.