James Hannam

Magnificent Man’s Flying Machines

Leonardo da Vinci is justly celebrated as an artist, but his scientific inventions did not work

The Lost Art Of Old England

For a thousand years, until the Reformation swept away the cult of saints, relics were as English as roast beef, inspiring an entire artistic tradition

Did the Earth Move for Galileo?

New books on the great Italian reveal him to have been wiser than many modern scientists

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"