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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
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
- 2 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face the death penalty
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 4 Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for 'obscene' 91st birthday party