James Mather 7 July 2012 6:00 am
The city might have been invented by the Ancient Mesopotamians, but for most of human history urban living has been…
James Mather 21 January 2012 10:00 am
In the autumn of 1347, the Black Death arrived in Egypt. In the 18 months that followed, mosques turned into…
James Mather 8 October 2011 3:00 pm
In the summer of 1780, at the height of the Gordon Riots, a London mob raised a cry of ‘kill the lawyers’ and headed for the Inns of Court.
James Mather 24 March 2010 12:00 am
‘I was not an enthusiast about getting US forces and going into Iraq,’ Dick Cheney said in 1997, looking back on the First Gulf War.