home rule

Blindness and betrayal still bedevil Britain’s policy in Ireland

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Charles Péguy’s adage that everything begins in mysticism and ends in politics is sharply illustrated by the development of the…

Bristol ablaze: anger at the Lords’ rejection of the Second Reform Bill sparked riots in Queen’s Square, Bristol, October 1831 (William James Muller)

Britain über alles

23 September 2017 9:00 am

  David Cannadine was a schoolboy in 1950s Birmingham, which was still recognisable as the city that Joseph Chamberlain had…

Swagger and squalor

16 September 2017 9:00 am

This is a monumental but inevitably selective survey of all that occurred in Britain, for better or worse, in the…