Dragoman Diplomacy In The Age Of Lepanto

War and religion intertwined in the era of Cervantes

Overrated: Marcus Brutus

How much truth is there in the myth of the "noblest Roman"?

An Odyssey To Athens

Moving to the city where democracy began

Twilight Zone Of Antiquity

The Dark Ages debate over the price of a soul

Antechamber Of Modernity

The conjunction of barbarism and civilisation

From Gibbon To Pocock

The Decline and Fall author has a worthy successor

Remembering Sir Martin

Britain's most significant Holocaust historian, and Churchill's biographer

The Case For The Classics

Three books offer fresh and enchanting views on the ancient past and how it can still live

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"