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Kenneth Fowler obituary | History

My friend and teacher Kenneth Fowler, who has died aged 88, was an eminent historian of the hundred years war, and a leading...

The Dress Diary of Mrs Anne Sykes by Kate Strasdin review – the fabric of Victorian life | Society books

In May 1848 merchant’s wife Anne Sykes rustled on to the dancefloor in a dress made of pink and purple silk taffeta. Her...

Gavin Weightman obituary | Documentary

The documentary film-maker, journalist and author Gavin Weightman, who has died aged 77 after a long-term illness, was one of a number of...

Michael Rose obituary | University of Manchester

My father, Michael Rose, emeritus professor of social and economic history at Manchester University, who has died aged 86, was a historian who...

Red Memory by Tania Branigan review – the toxic afterlife of Mao’s Cultural Revolution | History books

The Communist party of China has an intrinsically fraught relationship with history, which it variously comprehends as a mirror (reflecting back uncomfortable truths)...

Red Memory by Tania Branigan review – the Cultural Revolution up close | History books

In the 1990s, something odd happened in Beijing’s burgeoning fine dining scene. Among the chic eateries, restaurants emerged with very simple dishes: meat...

Myth America review: superb group history of the lies that built a nation | Books

This collection of essays by 21 exceptional historians has an ambitious mission: the re-education of Americans assaulted by lies more systematically than any...

On my radar: Ibram X Kendi’s cultural highlights | Culture

The historian Ibram X Kendi, one of the foremost scholars of race in the US, was born in Queens, New York, in 1982....

Victor Navasky, the New York Times and a key moment in gay history | Books

Victor Navasky, who died this week aged 90, was famous for his books about the McCarthy period in the 1950s and Robert Kennedy’s...

‘We may have lost the south’: what LBJ really said about Democrats in 1964 | Books

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in American history, giving protections and rights long...

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