The centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War has encouraged a variety of reflections. To previous generations, the role played by their prime ministers would have been amongst the first items worthy of comment. In a less …
Simon Ball is Professor of International History and Politics at the University of Leeds. Ball studied at Brasenose College, Oxford and Christ's College, Cambridge. He has served as Head of history, Head of Humanities, and Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Glasgow.
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