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British history


  • A Tale of Two Tyrants: Charles I and Donald Trump

    by Frank Palmeri

    A comparison between Trump and Charles I of England suggests not only that the coming election will be rocky, but that it may take a long time to bridge the divisions in American society.



  • Depicting Japan in British propaganda of the Second World War

    The outbreak of hostilities between the United States and Japan exposed the ignorance and indifference of many Britons to Japan. The British Ministry of Information responded with "creative and aggressive propaganda about the Japanese enemy." 


  • How Britain and Churchill Repelled the Nazi War Machine (1940-1941)

    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.