Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas

The National Gallery’s show is a treat for a country with a modest collection of the artist’s work 

From the 15th century to the 20th, one Spanish family has left an indelible mark on history across the world, from Florence to Havana

‘Policymakers should recall that there have been intolerant Muslim movements in the past’

Book review of The Spanish Holocaust by Paul Preston

China was in its sights, but the Spanish court’s dithering meant the nation’s conquistadors would never plant their flag on the Middle Kingdom

A brilliant writer with remarkable political gifts, Mario Vargas Llosa is a worthy winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature