Margaret MacMillan says that the ostentation of the Edwardian Age focuses the mind painfully on the horror that was so quickly to follow
How curious that such an outsize man, in physique as well as personality, should be remembered today mainly for giving his name to a small fish.
John Buchan’s Greenmantle remains a marvellous read, even if its plot is absurd.
Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the Road to the First World War, by Miranda Carter
The Politics of Official Apologies, by Melissa Nobles
Margaret McMillan on the new book by Greg Behrman