Ed West

King David with his musicians: a page from the Vespasian Psalter, 8th century

To say this is a ‘once in a generation’ exhibition seems absurdly modest

17 November 2018 9:00 am

‘The barbarians drive us to the sea, the sea drives us to the barbarians; between these two means of death…

Why marriage is increasingly for the royals – and the rich

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Whatever their views about the monarchy, most people will warm to the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement.…

Game of Thrones tells the story of Britain better than most histories

29 March 2014 9:00 am

A young pretender raises an army to take the throne. Having recently learnt of his father’s beheading, the adolescent —…