Martin Robson, author of A History of the Royal Navy: The Napoleonic Wars discusses the Battle of Trafalgar and its significance, over 200 years later.
In Scattered Ghosts, Nick Barlay combines memoir, investigation and travel to resurrect 200 years of wars and revolutions through his family history. In this post, Nick talks about becoming a family historian…
Alex Wright, IBT Executive Editor, spoke recently to Carolyne Larrington about her new book The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles (publishing September at £20) and the process of unearthing the delightful tales within. ALEX: Carolyne, 2015 is a vintage year for you, with three new …
n his biography of the late Queen Charlotte, John Watkins presented a sugared, almost hagiographic, account of her life, a life of domestic happiness and patronage of charitable institutions. When it came to the matter of “The Queen’s Ass” however, Watkins allowed himself a mere flustered few lines.
As ISIS and their followers dominate the headlines, author Michele Haapamäki takes a look at those fighting against the Islamic State, and draws parallels with the militia who took up arms against General Franco…
The Armenian world was shattered by the 1915 genocide. Not only were thousands of lives lost but families were displaced and the narrative threads that connected them to their own past and homelands were forever severed. By contrast, the Dildilian family chose to speak, and record their experiences. Now, Armen T. Marsoobian, descendent of the Dildilian family, has written Fragments of a Lost Homeland – a unique array of family sources that tells the story of his ancestors and, in doing so, brings to life the tumultuous events of the early twentieth century.
Sebastian Buckle’s The Way Out tells the story of homosexuality in the public eye. In this complex and nuanced history of gay movements, society and the media, Buckle gives us a fresh look at how the struggle for acceptance and equality has been fought – from the early images of homosexuality in the 1950s, to the partial acceptance in to the mainstream of queer identities in the twenty-first century.
Barry Anthony’s latest book, Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall, is about the criminal and subversive behaviour in and around the Strand area of Victorian London. But what caused the locality’s notorious reputation?
In September 1814, European rulers were in the midst of what may well have been the most extravagant celebration in history— the Congress of Vienna.
Before becoming family entertainment, pantomime centred around the lawless mayhem perpetrated by the Clown.
What did people really believe in the Middle Ages?
Scattered Ghosts combines memoir and travel to resurrect 200 years of wars and revolutions.
Out today, Nina Edwards’ Dressed for War.