Ian Morris

Ian Morris is the author of Geography Is Destiny: Britain and the World, a 10,000 Year History (Profile Books).

How the Channel defined Britain’s destiny

Geography matters. Everyone knows that. It defines Britain’s current relationship with Europe and its battle over the Northern Ireland protocol and is visible every day that people cross the Channel in small boats. But while geography clearly drives a country’s history, it also important to remember how much technological and historical change can turn that