Paul Lay

Where does historical fiction end and ‘proper’ history begin?

The challenges that Edward Gibbon faced remain much the same for historians today.

Six titles have made the shortlist for our annual book prize.

Historiography is one of the essential tools for unlocking the past. Without it, history is a bloodless pursuit. 

The Alaska Purchase was signed on March 30th, 1867.

History on television is long overdue a radical rethink.