Treason

Court in the act: Simon Paisley Day as Sir Walter Raleigh in Ralegh: The Treason Trial at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Join a Jacobean jury at the Globe. Early modern theatre goes immersive – will it work?

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Would a modern jury have convicted Sir Walter Raleigh of treason? Kate Maltby considers the evidence

Sean O’Brien explores a very English form of sadomasochism

27 August 2016 9:00 am

At first glance Sean O’Brien’s new novel appears to focus on England’s devotion to the past. Even its title carries…

Sir Maurice Oldfield: a spymaster smeared

27 August 2016 9:00 am

In March 1981 Margaret Thatcher went to the hospital bedside of Maurice Oldfield, the former head of the Secret Intelligence…

Alger Hiss attends his trial (Photo: Getty)

Alger Hiss: Tricky Dick’s scapegoat

26 September 2015 9:00 am

In the more than 40 years since Richard Nixon resigned as president — disgraced as much by his inveterate lying…

A nation of meddlers

11 June 2011 12:00 am

David Pryce-Jones protests too much about a motley collection of British idealists who became infatuated by foreign causes, says Sam Leith