Britain on the Brink – The Cold War’s Most Dangerous Weekend, 27-28 October 1962

At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Britain was America’s first-line defence, a vulnerable, but unsinkable ‘aircraft carrier’ on which the United … [Read more...]





Britain’s Most Notorious Prisoners – Victorian to Present-Day Cases

Prison is an unknown world for most of us. It is a place where time stops and lives are held in suspension, taken out of circulation. Amongst … [Read more...]





Britain’s Part-time Soldiers – The Amateur Military Tradition 1558-1945

In this classic study, first published over 20 years ago, Ian Beckett gives a comprehensive and scholarly overview of the development of the amateur … [Read more...]