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Friday 23 August 2013
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Thursday 01 August 2013
The country's vast estates are under threat of being broken up and sold to small farmers. The laird's response? Get off our land
Friday 14 June 2013
This former industrial base is on the rise again, says Harriet O'Brien
Sunday 26 May 2013
Nick Ross appeared to claim that rape victims were partly responsible if they were drunk or provocatively dressed
Sunday 21 April 2013
The gingko became a ubiquitous presence in modern life – whether in sculpture form or as a smart drug.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Why is ambergris worth so much money? Simon Usborne holds his nose and finds out
Friday 30 November 2012
Saturday 13 October 2012
This sequel revisits the rackety life of a 17th-century physician who can teach us new tricks
Sunday 07 October 2012
Rose Tremain makes a welcome return to the 17th century in this riotous but wistful sequel to her 1989 best-seller
Sunday 19 August 2012
Panama wreck might solve mystery of the 17th-century buccaneer
Sunday 05 August 2012
Two decades ago I invented a pair of detectives, Arthur Bryant and John May. A reader pointed out that a real-life counterpart, Sir Arthur Wynn Morgan Bryant, spoke at my alma mater, and the choice of nomenclature suddenly seemed no coincidence. Had I met him and forgotten? He was a historian of the old school, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph and The Illustrated London News, much admired by Winston Churchill and Harold Wilson. Why did he fall from favour?
Monday 16 July 2012
The British Library has acquired a copy of the Guinness World Record-breaking Atlas "The Earth Platinum". Weighing in at a whopping 200kg, it takes six people to carry it and measures 1.8m x 2.7m.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Sunday 03 June 2012
Unlike in 1977, when the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" reached number two in the charts, there seem to be few republican voices prepared to stand out today. And however much you might like to resist it, everyone has gone crazy for bunting. It's everywhere (not least on the pages of the magazine you're holding in your hands).
Saturday 26 May 2012
David Starkey, your time is up. For restoring women to Restoration history, I love Dr Lucy
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train