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The early 1970s was a good time for heavyweight boxing. Indeed, it was probably the last truly great age for…
Think of an art at which the English have excelled and I doubt you would come up with the word…
There is now a festival – big or small – to suit absolutely everyone
How the event of the season lost its sparkle and its sponsor
History publishers like a gimmick, so I assumed Suzannah Lipscomb’s A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England (Ebury, £12.99) must be…
One hundred and fifty years after Anglo-Saxon England was invaded by the Normans, Anglo-Norman England was invaded by the French.…
The half-millennium or so that followed the division of the Carolingian empire in 843 AD was a time of profound…
The Catholic Monarchs — Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile — had five children together.
Obama may have decided to let the Special Relationship cool, but Americans are still going loopy for the Brits
A trip to the local bodybuilders’ gym under the influence of muscle drugs
There are turbulent marriages.
‘His cursed concubine.’ That was the imperial ambassador Eustace Chapuys’ judgment on Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn.
Winston Churchill was a racist. He said things like ‘I hate people with slit eyes and pig-tails. I don’t like the look of them or the smell of them’.
The years between the middle of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th century, argues Holger Hoock, ‘saw Britain evolve from a substantial international power yet relative artistic backwater into a global naval, commercial and imperial superpower as well as a leading cultural power in Europe.
When I was an editor at a men’s magazine, we used to keep a bottle of a unisex perfume called The Breath of God (£45/45ml, bnevertoobusytobebeautiful.co.uk) on the features desk.
Hogarth’s satire is as appropriate now as it was 250 years ago, says Dan Jones. What we need is a new approach to our age-old drinking problem
God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science, by James Hannam
I normally make it my policy when writing book reviews never to read anyone else’s.
Deadly Sins, by Nicholas Coleridge
Dan Jones on how the Armada tapestries, destroyed by fire, are being recreated
Dan Jones says that our own era of disease, superstition, disorder and economic chaos is best explained by those who understand the Middle Ages
The Hundred Years War III: Divided Houses, by Jonathan Sumption
If political reality means we can’t tax the overweight, then at least let’s have tax breaks for those who bother to take exercise, writes unashamed metrosexual Dan Jones