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Eating the Empire: Food and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain / Troy Bickham

Friday, 26 February, 2021

Nancy Siegel reviews an 'enormously enjoyable' look at how 'the consumption of food and drink propelled political discourse and global awareness' in Britain during the long 18th century.

A Promised Land / Barack Obama

Friday, 12 February, 2021

Daniel Snowman reviews a 'highly absorbing' account of the former US President's personal and political life, up to the death of Osama bin Laden.

Cities of Strangers: Making Lives in Medieval Europe / Miri Rubin

Friday, 5 February, 2021

Sarah Rees Jones reviews a 'provocative' book that asks 'timely and important questions' about the fluidity of urban life in medieval Europe.

Last Weapons: Hunger Strikes and Fasts in the British Empire, 1890–1948 / Kevin Grant

Friday, 29 January, 2021

Aidan Forth reviews Last Weapons: Hunger Strikes and Fasts in the British Empire, 1890–1948, by Kevin Grant, a 'thoroughly researched, and conceptually sophisticated study' of how British transimperial networks helped the international spread of hunger strikes as a form of protest.