Cheerful French troops on their way to the offensive in April 1917

Having suffered enormous casualties during the defence of Verdun and in the big offensives on the Somme, the political leaders and commanders of the A(...)

The funeral of Roger Casement in Dublin. Casement’s remains were removed from England where he was hanged for high treason and reburied in Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: McMahon/Getty Images

Roger Casement endured a horrible death, disgraced and sordid. But most of all, it was unfair. The executions of 15 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising(...)

In the current referendum campaign, the more romantic advocates of leaving the EU look to the former empire as a better alternative to Europe, a diverse, global community with Britain at its centre. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The sumptuously restored European galleries at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum offer a splendid showcase for more than 1,100 objects from the muse(...)

A forgotten image of Lawrence of Arabia (TE Lawrence),  which was discovered at a records office in Northern Ireland. He was fatally injured on a motorcycle in May 1935 in Dorset. File photograph: British Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure/PA Wire

Forgotten images of Lawrence of Arabia have been discovered at a records office in Belfast, Northern Ireland. British officer TE Lawrence was best k(...)

Anthony Sattin: Why did TE Lawrence burn an early manuscript  called Seven Pillars of Wisdom? I wrote Young Lawrence, to put some of the scraps of that manuscript back together

Does the world need another book about TE Lawrence? And do I need spend a couple of years of my life writing one? These were the questions I had to an(...)

Peter O’Toole arrives at the 79th annual Academy Awards Nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills in February, 2007. Photograph: Gabriel Buoys/AFP/Getty Images.

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the late Peter O’Toole, describing him as a man of grace and genius, during a memorial event in Londo(...)