How our perceptions of 17th-century England are dominated by the convulsions of the two decades at its centre! Peter Ackroyd’s…
A tour of the Continent was a prerequisite for young Jacobean noblemen training for statesmanship — provided they resisted its corrupting influence, says Blair Worden
Adrian Tinniswood, so gifted and spirited a communicator of serious history to a wide readership, here brings a number of…
Historians have long been more interested in the Roundheads than in the Cavaliers. It was the parliamentarians who achieved England’s…
Blair Worden dispels some of the myths surrounding Henry II and his turbulent priest, Thomas Becket
Blair Worden argues that Hugh Trevor-Roper was a greater historian than reviewers of his recent biography have allowed
The sea, the sea.
In historical writing the Restor- ation era has been the poor relation of the Puritan one before it.
Blair Worden reviews Ophelia Field's latest book
Blair Worden on the new book by Ishbel Addyman
Blair Worden on Adam Nicolson's new book
Robert Peel: A Biography
by Douglas Hurd
‘Political correctness’, which divides and galls our society, is a modern manifestation of an old impulse which periodically demands, in…