Private Secretaries to the Prime Minister: Foreign Affairs from Churchill to Thatcher, ed. with Warren Dockter (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017).

The Foreign Policy of the Douglas-Home Government: Britain, the United States and the End of Empire (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Book chapters and sections

‘Alec Douglas-Home’, in Half In, Half Out: Prime Ministers on Europe, ed. by Andrew Adonis (London: Biteback Publishing, 2018), pp. 71–76.

‘Oliver Wright’, in Private Secretaries, ed. by Holt and Dockter, pp. 81–96.

‘Christine Keeler and Stephen Ward: The scandal that rocked the early 1960s’, in In Their Own Words: Letters from History, by The National Archives (London: Conway, 2016), pp. 242–45.

‘Operation Mincemeat: How a dead body deceived the Axis in the Second World War’, in In Their Own Words, by The National Archives, pp. 76–79.

‘Alec Douglas-Home’, in British Conservative Leaders, ed. by Charles Clarke, Toby S. James, Tim Bale and Patrick Diamond (London: Biteback Publishing, 2015), pp. 281–99.

‘Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Lyndon Johnson and Anglo-American Relations, 1963-64’, in Reform and Renewal: Transatlantic Relations during the 1960s and 1970s, ed. by Catherine Hynes and Sandra Scanlon (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), pp. 25–39.

Journal articles

‘“No more Hoares to Paris”: British foreign policymaking and the Abyssinian Crisis, 1935’, Review of International Studies, 37 (2011), 1383–1401. Open access logo

‘Lord Home and Anglo–American Relations, 1961–1963’, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 16 (2005), 699–722. Open access logo

Book reviews

Review of Diplomacy at the Brink: Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden in the Cold War, by David M. Watry, Journal of Contemporary History, 51 (2016), 708–10.

Review of The Embassy in Grosvenor Square: American Ambassadors to the United Kingdom, 1938–2008, ed. by Alison R. Holmes and J. Simon Rofe, Journal of American Studies, 48 (2014), E60.

Review of Getting Out: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq, ed. by Michael Walzer and Nicolaus Mills, Political Studies Review, 9 (2011), 407–08.

Blog posts

‘HMS Resolution and Britain’s first maritime nuclear deterrent’, The National Archives blog, 15 September 2016,

‘Jeremy Thorpe’s resignation and its aftermath’, The National Archives blog, 11 May 2016,

‘The “Robin Jackman affair”: apartheid and international cricket’, The National Archives blog, 26 February 2016,

‘Southern Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI)’, The National Archives blog, 11 November 2015,

‘Burgess and Maclean: revelations’, with Richard Dunley, The National Archives blog, 23 October 2015,

‘The atomic bombing of Hiroshima’, The National Archives blog, 6 August 2015,

‘Nuclear Weapons and the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 General Election’, Imperial & Global Forum, 15 October 2014,

‘British Foreign Policy in the Shadow of a General Election: The Douglas-Home Government’, Imperial & Global Forum, 15 April 2014,

‘Margaret Thatcher and the Cold War’, History & Policy opinion pieces, 30 April 2013,

‘Book Review: Defending the Realm? The Politics of Britain’s Small Wars Since 1945’, LSE Review of Books, 12 April 2013,

‘Book Review: A Special Relationship? British Foreign Policy in the Era of American Hegemony’, LSE Review of Books, 14 December 2012,