The Lord Protector welcomed Jews and tolerated Catholics

The greatest American journalist of his generation, who overcame severe disability but has died in his sixties

A man of science and the humanities who seeks a balance between research and ethics in the pursuit of a worthy life

An émigré director whose camerawork of genius was rarely appreciated either in Europe or in Hollywood

Mary Beard’s bête noire, the father of art history and archaeology

A City high-flier (and mother of nine) who is always willing to challenge the status quo

Do we pay enough attention to what the great wartime leader actually said?

The author of one of the greatest German autobiographies is also an Anglophile man of letters

The hands-on Brexiteer who founded Wetherspoons and gave the pub back to the public

A great backbencher who mocked officialdom and championed ordinary people inside and outside the House