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Richard Weight

This is an engaging history of the capitalist world in the 1850s, which stitches together vivid stories of...

After appearing at the Stratford Royal in the hit 1960 musical Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’...

This is the best history yet written of a British institution. Like Panayi’s earlier work, Spicing Up Britain: The Multicultural History of...

Gladstone and his Victorian Liberals still offer a great insight into the UK's divisions.

The People’s Songs succeeds in its almost impossible task of being ‘a social history of Britain as told through pop songs’ from Vera Lynn...

Why, ask Richard Weight and Toby Haggith, do modern Britons still find it so hard to acknowledge their revolutionary past?

David Kynaston is the best writer of narrative British history today and this third volume of his series Tales of a New Jerusalem is as...

Richard Weight reassesses Quentin Bell’s 1951 article on the morality of fashion, which anticipated the enormous social and stylistic changes of the 1960s.

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Profumo Affair, this is one of the best books I have read on postwar Britain. It is written...

Fans of Dominic Sandbrook will love this latest volume of his panoramic social history of Britain since the 1950s. The book opens with a brilliant...