...for me to sail off into the sunset for a couple of weeks. No internet. No analysis. No economics. No politics. We all need a break - and this historian is going to be unplugged for the next two weeks. Watch, though, for normal service to be resumed, in the week starting on Monday 15 July. There'll be anger, ranting, political dissection and a little bit of Ashes-related cricket talk then.
Until then - thanks so much for reading, you loyal people.