I used to love the National Army Museum in Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, which was crammed with the memorabilia of…
Did Winston Churchill, like Donald Trump, also like to ‘grab them by the pussy?’ Last week at the Jaipur Literary…
Also in Andrew Roberts’s diary: the email ‘con’ that paid my daughters school fees; how I predicted Brexit in 1995
Where will David Cameron rank among Tory prime ministers?
To the British embassy in Paris for a colloquium on ‘Napoleon and Wellington in War and Peace’ organised by our…
Henry Kissinger on statesmanship from Richelieu to Obama
The former proprietor of this magazine, Conrad Black, is in London at the moment with his gorgeous wife Barbara, and…
The Flemish artist’s final self-portrait was vital to British art. We’d be philistines to let it leave the country
St Helena, the island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on which Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled and died, is…
MPs’ endless inanities on Twitter risk dispelling the mystique of parliament
To Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend, wearing brand-new cowboy boots, jeans with a giant Texan belt-buckle, and carrying a black…
The final collapse of the Gaddafi regime is being hailed by Democrats as a triumph for the slowly-but-surely approach of the Obama administration, whereas it is anything but. In fact, it is further indication that we are moving towards, as the title of Fareed Zakaria’s latest book puts it, The Post-American World.
What happens on 29 April will help shape British life for the next 50 years
Follow Churchill’s advice in the 5 May referendum
Andrew Roberts opens his Diary
Andrew Roberts is moved by the battlefields of southern Italy and the sacrifices made there
Lloyd Evans on the great texting debate
Andrew Roberts on two new books on Pius XII
Andrew Roberts says cruises are the best way to see the world
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If you can’t boast shamelessly in the Speccie Diary, where on earth can you?
Talk about from the ridiculously sublime to the sublimely ridiculous