19th Century

Seema Syeda 2 days ago
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The American Civil War might easily have ended in 1862. In the event, it dragged…

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Seema Syeda on battlefield scoops throughout the ages. William Howard Russell William Howard Russell was…

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Grant’s conduct of the Overland Campaign has sometimes been criticised as bludgeoning – lacking in…

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The 1824 Vagrancy Act – which criminalises rough sleeping – has become the subject of public debate after…

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The siege of Ladysmith during the Anglo-Boer war is the stuff of legends. The Boers…

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Patrick Boniface on the deaths in combat of regal warriors. The savagery of the Zulu…

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We know the story. Goaded into a hopeless war by an expanding colonial empire, thousands…

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War and violence are the last things one would associate with that 19th-century doyenne of…

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The epic defence of Chakdara is intriguing. It lasted a week (26 July-2 August 1897),…

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Patrick Boniface analyses the expansion and transformation of the US Navy during the American Civil…