Dominic Sandbrook is a historian and author. His books include Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles and White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties. He writes the What If... column for the New Statesman.

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Education
23 January 2012
Richard Evans's reputation as one of the finest academic historians of his generation is well deserved. As a Cambridge...
Culture
23 June 2011
Like so many elements of the fashionable life­style of today, the modern festival was born on America's west coast. In...
Politics
05 May 2011
Imagine that the year is 2015. After the early collapse of the coalition government and the ensuing Labour landslide,...
Politics
07 April 2011
Not so long ago, few people outside the academic world had heard of Maurice Glasman. Since the turn of the year,...
03 February 2011
Amid the fascination with anniversaries, one historic date has gone oddly unnoticed. It is almost exactly 500 years...
UK Politics
20 January 2011
Dublin, 1916. After seven days of savage fighting and at a cost of almost 200 lives, the Easter Rising is over. As the...
Europe
06 January 2011
In the summer of 1422, Henry V, founder of the Plantagenet empire and one of the decisive figures in world history, was...
UK Politics
29 December 2010
It will be 350 years ago in January that Oliver Cromwell was convicted of treason and posthumously beheaded. But who...
International Politics
15 December 2010
Amazingly, it is 30 years now since the constitutional crisis that briefly left the United States without a president....
Politics
02 December 2010
Of all Shakespeare's plays, Antony and Cleopatra is my least favourite. The natural sympathy for the underdog means I...
Culture
11 November 2010
One day in November 1960, a man sat down and wrote a letter to the prime minister. "England needs your help,...
UK Politics
11 November 2010
“It's a funny old world," Margaret Thatcher said to her cabinet as they met on the morning of 22 November...
Politics
04 November 2010
Almost four centuries after the events that provoked it, the most expensive and protracted case in legal history is...
Society
19 October 2010
With only weeks left until it is decided who will host the 2018 World Cup, the field has narrowed to the two favourites...
UK Politics
07 September 2010
Reading a review copy of Roy Hattersley's new life of David Lloyd George last week, I fell to wondering whether history...

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