Published Essays and Contributions to Scholarly Books

  •  “Writing Constitutions and writing global history”, The Prospect of Global History, edited by James Belich, John Darwin, and Chris Wickham (OUP, Oxford, 2016); Japanese translation of this essay published in Guroobalu hisutorii-no Kanousei (Yamakawa Publishers, 2017)

  • Taking Stock of Taking Liberties: A Personal View (British Library, 2008): Catalogue and introduction to an exhibition that I guest-curated at the British Library on British historical constitutional documents and their meanings, which ran from October 2008-March 2009. The exhibition attracted c.100,000 visitors.

  • The Indian armed forces and politics since 1947: Putting difference in context.  The Nehru Memorial Lecture of 2003.

  • Another Making of the English Working Class: The Lash and the Imperial Soldiery, Socialist History Society Occasional Paper, 2003.

  • “‘This Small Island’: Britain, Size and Empire”, Proceedings of the British Academy in 2004 (Raleigh Lecture).  Shorter version published in Times Literary Supplement 20 September 2002

  • “The Narrative of Elizabeth Marsh: Barbary, Sex and Power”, in Felicity Nussbaum (ed.), The Global Eighteenth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2003)

  • Britain as Europe (Beall-Russell Lecture, Baylor University, 2000); revised version in New Britain – the Report (Smith Institute, London, 2001); re-printed in D. and M. Leonard (eds.), The Pro-European Reader (Palgrave/Foreign Policy Centre: London, 2002)

  • “What is Imperial History Now?” in David Cannadine (ed.), What is History Now? (Palgrave Macmillan: New York/Basingstoke, 2002): Greek, Arabic, Japanese, Spanish and Korean translations.

  • Britishness in the 21st Century (Prime Minister’s Millennium Lecture, 1999, 10 Downing Street web-site)

  • Shakespeare and the Limits of National Culture (Hayes Robinson Lecture, Royal Holloway College, 1999)

  • “What is to be expected from the people? Civic virtue and the common man in England, 1700-1760”, Gordon J. Schochet (ed.), Politics, Politeness, and Patriotism (Folger Institute, Washington, DC, 1993).

  • Introductory essay, Crown Pictorial: Art and the British Monarchy (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990).

  • “Britain 1714-1815”, New Encyclopedia Britannica (Chicago, 1990)

  • “Historical background to the English Rococo”, The Rococo: Art and Design in Hogarth’s England, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1984.