Our histories live and thrive in the gaps between image and reality. We look to and pick at the images in search of tangible, plausible and, at times, reassuring realities.
What was 'The Agency'? What are PMQs? How do party leadership elections work? Find out more about parliament, its history and the people who have walked its halls in our short guide to the terms referenced in David Hare's The Absence of War.
An electronic stock market board. Photo: Katina Tuliao.
What have the Big Bang, Clause IV and stagflation got to do with capitalism?
An oil well. Photo: John Hill.
What have tea, oil and buttonwood trees got to do with capitalism?
A 16th Century Galleon. Artist: Pearson Scott Foresman
What have tulips, puritans and galleons got to do with capitalism?
Find out more about the times in which Chekhov lived and worked.