Category Archives: British history

Brexit and the Search for British Identity

by Allison Abra Last May, I wrapped up a course on the history of Britain in the 20th century with a class discussion on “Britain today.” Having covered the history of the European Union – and Britain’s often fraught relationship … Continue reading

Posted in Brexit, British history, national identity, Public opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Women of the SOE in History and Culture

by Allison Abra On the south bank of the river Thames, just across the water from the British Parliament building, there is a small monument to the Special Operations Executive. During the Second World War, the SOE was a branch … Continue reading

Posted in British history, intelligence, women and war, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment