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The defeat of Boudica is believed to have been fought on Watling Street

The Roman road that came to define Britain

17 November 2018 9:00 am

All roads lead to Rome, the saying goes. Well, all roads except for the Roman road of Watling Street, which…

Brexit is served – and neither option is palatable

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Both of Theresa May’s choices are unpalatable

Decline and fall: why America always thinks it’s going the way of Rome

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Americans always think their republic is going the same way as Rome

Standing in front of my great-uncle’s grave, we thought: I’m so sorry it took us so long

10 November 2018 9:00 am

My family’s belated visit to the corner of a foreign field

Everything is now an Instagram photo op

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Life today is one big photo op

Is Emmanuel Macron having a meltdown?

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron is becoming isolated in both France and the EU

The National Student Survey is having a terrible effect on academia

10 November 2018 9:00 am

University students must be challenged, not given what they want

Everything always tastes so much better in a car

The guilty pleasure of the McDonald’s drive-thru

10 November 2018 9:00 am

My wife and I have a set routine after landing back at Gatwick. We collect our bags, clear customs and…

Angela Merkel is on her way out – and so is her vision for the EU

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Angela Merkel is on the way out, and so is her vision for the European Union

How do you snare a journalist? Offer an “award”!

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Hacks love winning awards – and lobbyists know it

How WhatsApp stops the Tory plotters plotting

3 November 2018 9:00 am

MPs now do all their conspiring on WhatsApp – and get nowhere

Why Donald Trump's Iran sanctions won't work

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are unlikely to succeed

Fight for your right to forage!

3 November 2018 9:00 am

The right to forage is rooted in ancient British law

St Peter-on-the-Wall, one of England’s oldest churches

The Dengie Hundred

3 November 2018 9:00 am

J. A. Baker, an arthritic and short-sighted birdwatcher from Chelmsford, compared the British wilderness to ‘the goaded bull at bay,…

When Donald Trump goes low, the Democrats go lower

27 October 2018 9:00 am

When Trump goes low, the Democrats go lower

The death of American civility

27 October 2018 9:00 am

When did America forget its manners?

Homage to Ambazonia: The battle over language has begun in Cameroon

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Anglophones are rising up against Francophones in Cameroon

Turkey vs Saudi: the real story behind Khashoggi’s murder

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Erdogan is using Khashoggi’s murder to his advantage

Tony Abbott: How to save Brexit

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Britain has nothing to fear from no deal

Wildlife obsessives must learn when to back off

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Twitchers must learn when to back off

In defence of circus animals

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The circus isn’t always a bad home for an animal

Parson Hawker in c. 1869

The beauty – and eccentric parsons – of Cornwall’s wild north coast

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The first time I encountered Morwenstowe on Cornwall’s north coast I was alone. It was early spring and the church…

Divide and rule: how the EU used Ireland to take control of Brexit

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Thanks to her own incompetence, Theresa May now faces an impossible choice

Why French kids don’t get fat – and British ones do

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Why are French kids thin and British ones fat?