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 …

Thanks Uncle Henry!

I had a very welcome (no pun intended) early Christmas present yesterday when I heard that the Wellcome Trust will be paying the fee to make my forthcoming book, Payment and Philanthropy in British Healthcare, 1918-1948, open access. This means that instead of paying £95 for a copy, anyone will be able to read it in …