Neville Chamberlain

Narvik harbour, March 1940

The ruthless coup that put Churchill in power

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Lord Woolton put it best: ‘Few people have succeeded in obtaining such a public demand for their promotion as the…

Letters: Cameron’s Europe deal, children taken into care and favourite graffiti

13 February 2016 9:00 am

What’s best for Europe? Sir: It seems that the British negotiations in Europe have produced little, and even at this…

David Cameron’s place in the premier league of Tory history

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Where will David Cameron rank among Tory prime ministers?

The second world war — according to Stalin’s ambassador to London

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Ivan Maisky was the Russian ambassador in London from 1932 to 1943, and his knowledge of London, and affection for…

The knives come out of the cabinet in Churchill’s wartime government

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Coalitions, as David Cameron has discovered, are tricky things to manage. How much more difficult, then, was it for Winston…

‘At the Cottage Door’, by Myles Birket Foster (1825–99)

Beauty in beastly surroundings

26 April 2014 9:00 am

The vast majority of books written about British gardens and their histories are concerned with large ones, made and maintained,…