Reading Around: Britain in the 1990s

I was born at the height of the Miners' Strike in the summer of 1984. I've often wondered what my parents were thinking of - bringing a child into a world at a time of such strife and division, with the fear of nuclear apocalypse looming so large. As I slowly realised the pictures on …

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On Peaky Blinders

As we eagerly await the third series of Peaky Blinders, returning to BBC2 in May, it's a good time to take a look back over what historians who study its period and its themes have made of the hit drama series. Questions of authenticity are bound to come up when thinking about any historical drama, with names, dates and places …