Charles III: King or Emperor?
When stripped down to its most skeletal form, the Coronation of King Charles III entailed a simple ferrying of objects from altar to throne....
The White Stuff and its Discontents
'Increasingly, then, the heritage bequeathed to us in these museums is not just trapped in glass, but also in a host of moralising, ‘problematising’ and, ultimately, infantilising, narratives that are in their nature more political than educational.'
Dahl in the Dock; or, the publishing industry and its consequences
"Modern editors aim to unanchor texts from their historical moorage."
West-Eastern Storyman: Lord Patten on China and Diplomacy
"Both historical vignettes speak to the complexity of international relations and its continuity between past and present, between West and East. And as the last colonial governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten’s life serves to bridge these eras and civilisations."
Hedgerows or hedge funds? Hitchens and Hannan at the Sheldonian
Hannan tempered Hitchens' despair with a call to hope. For him, Brexit really could represent a new dawn for Britain.