Historian Andrew Roberts's latest book, The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War, was published in the U.S. in May. His previous books include Masters and Commanders and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900. Dr. Roberts is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Teach in English? Quelle horreur! The French are in the midst of a battle royale over the government’s proposal for universities to allow English in the classroom. Andrew Roberts on France’s desperate and pointless efforts to protect their language.

After the Downfall

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.

For historian Andrew Roberts, one of the saddest days of his life was when former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was ousted by her own party. He salutes a departed hero—and recalls more private moments with her in her last years.

After horrifying scenes from Carnival Cruises’ sewer ship, you might be put off cruising for good, but historian Andrew Roberts will convince you to hop aboard the next ship.

As opposed to Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t seem to have taken his lifetime appointment from God very seriously. Andrew Roberts on a theological conundrum.

From the battlefields of World War Two to the appointment of Mark Carney as head of the Bank of England, Canadians can be relied upon to help the Mother Country in its times of need. By Andrew Roberts.