NEWS: Shortlist Announced for the Wolfson History Prize 2020

The shortlist for the 2020 Wolfson History Prize has been announced and features three London historians. Recognising the best factual history writing from the past year, the Wolfson History Prize 2020 shortlist features a wide variety of global focuses, with five of the six books exploring non-British history. International topics covered in this year’s shortlisted… Read More

REVIEW: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

This refreshing take on the women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper offers new insight into their lives while highlighting the striking inaccuracies in the handling of their deaths. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane. Five women who never met each other had one thing in common: the fact they were all murdered in… Read More

BOOK REVIEW:The Scandalous Lady W By Hallie Rubenhold

A recent BBC television drama covered this little known story in one episode, but what was the background to this fascinating if little remembered story?  The BBC adaptation was based on this intriguing and well written book by Hallie Rubenhold, providing plenty of detail with regard to the divorce that scandalised Georgian England. At first,… Read More