David Horspool

Jeremy Corbyn is taking Labour back to the 1640s

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn will probably enjoy this book — which doesn’t mean you won’t. Asked to name the historical figure he…

Young Henry – England’s lost king

17 September 2016 9:00 am

It is one of the great set-pieces of high drama in English history. The king, shamed by his part in…

Just two of many controversial Games: Hitler’s racist jamboree in Berlin (above right); and the Stockholm Olympics, in which the brilliant Native American Jim Thorpe — sometimes regarded as the greatest athlete of all time — was stripped of his gold medals

The modern Olympics have always been a fiasco

30 July 2016 8:00 am

There’s nothing new about lying and cheating at the Olympics. Scandal has dogged the Games for well over a century, says David Horspool

The Easter Rising’s road to hell — paved with good intentions

9 April 2016 9:00 am

While reading this book in a London café, I was politely buttonholed by an Irishman: ‘Sorry to disturb you, but…

The Peasants’ Revolt — such a thrilling moment in English history — has eluded novelists in the past

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Considering that it was, as Melvyn Bragg rightly puts it, ‘the biggest popular uprising ever experienced in England’, the Peasants’…

Best shot

5 March 2011 12:00 am

A match to make you see the point of football

Ready to rebel? You are part of a glorious tradition

29 July 2009 12:00 am

Angry disenchantment with the political and financial establishment has rarely been deeper. David Horspool says that the English rebel — culturally affronted rather than ideologically left-wing — is an honourable archetype of our nation’s history