Reflections On Bourke’s Burke

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

Bearing Witness

Sarah Helm's powerful "biography" of Ravensbruck gathers vital testimony from the camp's survivors

Sketches By Bozzy

The youthful indiscretions of Johnson's biographer

Ben Uri At 100

The centenary exhibition of "the art museum for everyone".

Evoking The Empire That Refuses To Die

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   

Music Of The Future Cannot Ignore The Past

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

The Pagan Problem In Western Thought

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

Overrated: Napoleon

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

Underrated: Wellington

The surprisingly humane Iron Duke who defeated Napoleon

Buildings At The Heart Of England

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

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"