The veteran of American comedy doesn’t care who he offends

The surprisingly humane Iron Duke who defeated Napoleon

The renegade apostle deserves better than the demonisation he has recieved

The much-ridiculed Labour leader may yet prove his detractors wrong by moving into Number 10 next month

The Eurosceptic Labour leader who died young but deserved to be Prime Minister

The Conservative Party’s most loyal rebel

A true revolutionary who showed his moral superiority over Communism by his magnanimity in victory

The impresario has a bracing honesty and has added to the gaiety of the nation

There is more to the New York “vulture capitalist” who wants Argentina to honour its debts than his critics would have us believe

The retiring Afghan President who, for all his faults, has defended freedom and democracy