Andrew Roberts

Henry Kissinger saved us from a much worse world

30 November 2023 11:22 pm

‘If I give you a copy of my book,’ I said to Henry Kissinger two months ago, ‘which chapter will…

Why are House of Lords clerics so anti-Tory?

7 October 2023 9:00 am

The left-wing bias of the House of Lords bishops

My hope for Ukraine

10 June 2023 9:00 am

  Kyiv   When Winston Churchill visited bomb sites during the Blitz, the most common sentiment he heard was, ‘We…

The Lockdown Files are a historian’s dream

11 March 2023 9:00 am

Matt Hancock’s WhatsApp messages will be a historical goldmine

Farewell to arms: Britain’s depleted military

25 February 2023 9:00 am

The hollowing out of the British Army

The monarchy will survive Diana's death (1997)

31 August 2022 3:00 pm

Today marks 25 years since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Andrew Roberts wrote The Spectator’s cover story that…

The triumph of the National Army Museum

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Five years ago this month I wrote an article in The Spectator denouncing the National Army Museum after its £24…

What the Marxist Tariq Ali gets wrong about Winston Churchill

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Tariq Ali, the Marxist writer and activist, believes that a ‘Churchill cult’ is ‘drowning all serious debate’ about the wartime…

The courage on Ukraine’s front line

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Central to the question of whether or not Ukraine can survive as an independent state is that of re-supply, not…

In defence of King George III

16 October 2021 9:00 am

I’m on a book tour which involves 65 speeches in 60 days in Britain, Washington, Philadelphia, Virginia, Mexico, California and…

Churchill as villain – but is this a character assassination too far?

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Revisionist biographies of Churchill are nothing new but this one lays the hostility and contempt on with a trowel, says Andrew Roberts

History may hold the secrets of statecraft – but not the secrets of business leadership

21 December 2019 9:00 am

‘How can one person lead one hundred?’ That was one of the questions in my Cambridge entrance exams back in…

Might George W. Bush be the last Republican president in American history?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

John McDonnell might think Churchill a villain, but he’s beloved in America. I’ve just returned from a ten-week, 18-state, 27-city,…

The day I signed a book ‘Adolf Roberts’

13 October 2018 9:00 am

I’m giving 93 speeches over the next four months to promote my new book, Churchill: Walking with Destiny, but I…

‘The Battle of the Pyramids’, 1798–9, by François-Louis-Joseph Watteau

The best and most extensive exhibition on Napoleon in three decades

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The Musée de l’Armée at Les Invalides in Paris has a new exhibition that I believe to be the best…

Churchill was all in favour of a united Europe — as long as it didn’t include Britain

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Dr Felix Klos is an extremely personable, highly intelligent American-Dutch historian who has undertaken much archival research, worked extremely hard…

Premier performance: Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

Andrew Roberts’s guide to Churchill on screen

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Gary Oldman has joined a long list of actors who have portrayed Winston Churchill — no fewer than 35 of…

David Cameron’s place in the premier league of Tory history

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Where will David Cameron rank among Tory prime ministers?

Andrew Roberts’s diary: Just who’s the despot here – Napoleon or Paxman?

1 November 2014 9:00 am

To the British embassy in Paris for a colloquium on ‘Napoleon and Wellington in War and Peace’ organised by our…

Henry Kissinger interview: ‘I don’t see the wisdom there once was’

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Henry Kissinger on statesmanship from Richelieu to Obama

From jailbird to social butterfly – the return of Conrad Black

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The former proprietor of this magazine, Conrad Black, is in London at the moment with his gorgeous wife Barbara, and…

Save our Van Dyck!

30 November 2013 9:00 am

The Flemish artist’s final self-portrait was vital to British art. We’d be philistines to let it leave the country