A careful and learned account which will be required reading for future historians of Burke

Sarah Helm’s powerful “biography” of Ravensbruck gathers vital testimony from the camp’s survivors

The youthful indiscretions of Johnson’s biographer

The centenary exhibition of “the art museum for everyone”.

The Mongol Empire may be forgotten in the West, but it was Genghis Khan and his grandson Kublai who laid the foundations of modern China   

Composers who try to create culture in a vacuum will struggle to be heard by a hostile public

“By all means, let the wicked fry in Hell—but why should they find themselves frying alongside innocent and virtuous pagans?”

As we mark the bicentenary of Waterloo, there is an alarming trend towards rehabilitating Napoleon

The surprisingly humane Iron Duke who defeated Napoleon

Nikolaus Pevsner is the perfect guide on a journey through the architectural jewels of Suffolk