The education secretary's attack on first world war historians is no way to conduct the debate he claims he wants to encourage, writes Richard J Evans
As the centenary of the beginning of the Great War begins, politicians are already seeking to make what could and should be an opportunity for discussion and analysis into a left/right slanging match. History and historians are rarely that easy to categorise and here Professor Evans neatly skewers Gove.
Roger Waters, the Pink Floyd bassist and song writer, has sent a poem to the British army veteran who located the exact spot where the musician’s father was killed in action in Italy during the Second World War...
Perhaps in years to come historians will argue whether the great Gove-Hunt War was bound to break out before the anniversary of the First World War, or whether it could have been avoided. Some might say it is a futile conflict.
Beckmann's stark protrayal of Christ's dead body is a shocking reminder of the death that surrounded him and his generation who saw the pain and suffering of their comrades echoed by Christ's suffering during the cruxification. A generation crucified.
To mark the centenary of the first world war, poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy invited poets to respond to the poetry, letters and diary entries from the trenches and the home front – including Seamus Heaney, whose specially written poem is posthumously...
Nov. 9 marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi regime's "Kristallnacht" pogrom. To memorialize the event, organizers are experimenting with new and sometimes odd methods -- including broken window decals and Twitter dispatches.