This month in ‘Reviews in History’

This month in ‘Reviews in History’

Our highlight this month in Reviews in History is a fascinating discussion between Scott Newton and David Edgerton of the latter’s The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: a Twentieth Century History. This compelling book recasts 20th-century British history in...
Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family: Episode 2 Recap

Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family: Episode 2 Recap

This is the second of two recap reviews of Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family. Read the recap of episode one. By Paul Dryburgh, Principal Records Specialist, The National Archives Readers, I have a confession to make. I have known for some days that I would be...
Reviews in History: ‘In Pursuit of Civility’, by Keith Thomas

Reviews in History: ‘In Pursuit of Civility’, by Keith Thomas

By Joan Redmond In this post Dr Joan Redmond (King’s College, London) reviews Keith Thomas’ In Pursuit of Civility. Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England (Yale University Press, 2018). Joan’s essay originally appeared in December 2018 as...
The market imperfections of business, shoppers and consumerism

The market imperfections of business, shoppers and consumerism

By Lawrence Black Much recent work on consumerism, from Frank Trentmann on things, to Bethany Moreton’s brilliant study of Walmart, through to Robert Miller’s anthropological work, has creatively and productively entangled shopping, politics, everyday life and the...
Upland and Lowland in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns

Upland and Lowland in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns

By Simon Townley The Victoria County History (VCH) is known for its meticulously researched parish and urban histories, the epitome of an approach which aims to build history from the ground up rather than imposing it from above. By studying groups of parishes within...