Blair Worden

Oliver Cromwell opening the coffin of Charles I, by Paul Delaroche

Rebellion without a cause: Peter Ackroyd's curious Civil War

20 September 2014 9:00 am

How our perceptions of 17th-century England are dominated by the convulsions of the two decades at its centre! Peter Ackroyd’s…

The great Ascension Day pageant of the Doge performing the marriage of the sea — already a tourist attraction in 17th-century Venice.

What Englishmen learnt from Europe

1 February 2014 9:00 am

The pattern of foreign travel by wealthy young Englishmen that became known as the Grand Tour began in the Renaissance…

The Rainborowes, by Adrian Tinniswood - review

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Adrian Tinniswood, so gifted and spirited a communicator of serious history to a wide readership, here brings a number of…