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Book Review: ‘The Food Industries of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’ edited by Derek J. Oddy and Alain Drouard


From Oyster Ketchup to Roquefort, fish fingers to chicken nuggets, via chocolate and olive oil. Read More »

From Gilgamesh to the Moon and Beyond: The Enduring Geekdom of Science Fiction


Science fiction is metaphor for a troubled world and a medium to give expression to the apprehensions we all feel as we advance into the unknown. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution’ by Claire Langhammer


From emotional blackmail to Fifties 'hook-ups', there's little that's new. Read More »

Book Review: ‘How to Lose a War at Sea: Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders,’ edited by Bill Fawcett

Book Review How to Lose a War at Sea Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders edited by Bill Fawcett

Errors spanning the centuries: from the days of the Spanish Armada to naval blunders from the 1960s. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk’ by Dennis E Showalter


Cuts through propaganda and myth to provide a strategic and tactical understanding of one of history's greatest armored battles and a turning point of World War II. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Destiny of the Republic’ by Candice Millard

Book Review Destiny of the Republic

A non-fiction account of the assassination of President James A. Garfield that opens up this lesser known historical event. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century’ by Christian Caryl


Historical change tends to happen in big leaps, rather than by gradual evolution. Read More »

History’s ‘The Vikings’ at Comic-Con 2013

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History's original scripted series Vikings focuses on a period of time and place rarely explored in series television. Read More »

Interview with Catherine Astolfo, Author of ‘Sweet Karoline’


"I am fascinated by evil, by the psychopathology that leads people to harm others." Read More »

Book Review: ‘Food in Medieval England: Diet and Nutrition’, edited by C.N. Wollgar, D. Serjeantson and T. Waldron


Sixteenth-century Cornish ale, made from oats, was said to be "lyke wash as pygges had wrestled dryn". Read More »