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British history



  • 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. 


  • The Princess and the Press

    by Georgie Blalock

    The more details people craved about the Princess, the more the press found ways to provide them, revealing both the good and bad about Princess Margaret's life and fame.