Michael Gove has recently suggested that the revisionist critiques of the First World War amount to no more than ‘undergraduate cynicism’. Vivienne Delliou-Daly defends the study of history and explains why the inconvenient truths of history cannot be ignored.
For most people who go see ‘The Iron Lady’, there are a couple of questions that they probably wanted to ask before hand: how will Thatcher be portrayed in this? And why couldn’t they wait until she had died to make a movie about her? People have said they believe she will not be portrayed Continue Reading
Victorian parliamentary politics is remembered for its great reforms and ideological battles. William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli have come to define this period. This was no age of the soundbite and there was certainly no ‘call me Tony’ culture in the corridors of power, Gladstone’s first speech as Chancellor went on for almost five hours Continue Reading