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British history


  • 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. 



  • New research sheds light on largest-ever Anglo-Saxon treasure hoard

    The impressive find is now thought to include artifacts captured from kingdoms in East Anglia and Northumbria -- something researchers say "offers vivid confirmation of the widespread and brutal events" between warring English kingdoms, which have been described in near-contemporary sources from the period.


  • Trump and the Divine Rights of Kings

    by Ed Simon

    Nobody feels sorrier for themselves than a monarch who discovers that their divine right is an illusion; nobody is more liable to lash out and project the blame for their predicament.


  • Book Review: Jeremy Black's Imperial Legacies

    by Jeff Roquen

    While Black lapses into a biased apologia and generalizes at the expense of factual evidence, Imperial Legacies, on the whole, delivers a long overdue re-contextualization of the British Empire.


  • History is a Verb, Something You Do: An Interview with Mark Doyle

    by Erik Moshe

    “History can help us understand the structural forces that foster suspicion, prejudice, resentment, and violence, and once we understand those forces we can begin to make better choices not just about how we live our own lives, but how we order our societies.”