Harry Mount

Why is the National Trust waging war against its members?

15 October 2021 5:58 am

The National Trust culture war has just stepped up a gear. Ahead of the Trust’s AGM on 30 October, the…

End of the line: it’s time to rethink the queue

25 September 2021 9:00 am

It’s time to rethink the queue

The strange allure of double agents

12 August 2021 5:30 am

John le Carré, the master of British spy stories, may have died last December, aged 89. But the dastardly world…

They weren’t all that pious in the good old days

31 July 2021 9:00 am

You need to be wary of being too flattering about English churches. As John Betjeman said: ‘Be careful before you…

In our narcissistic age, nothing beats good manners

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Why rudeness doesn’t pay

The truth about Prince Philip's 'gaffes'

9 April 2021 11:55 pm

However impressive Prince Philip was in photographs, it didn’t compare to his imposing bearing in the flesh. When I met…

The tragic demise of the National Trust

7 April 2021 1:55 am

And so the National Trust’s crazed attack on its own properties goes blazing on. Their latest self-hating wheeze is to…

Why is the National Trust so determined to lecture its members?

16 December 2020 10:42 pm

Can the National Trust dumb down any further? Its latest crazed venture, the Colonial Countryside project, is ‘a child-led history…

Covid has become the go-to excuse for shoddy service

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Covid has become a get-out clause for shoddy service


Their Majesties the Presidents

17 October 2020 8:51 am

For anyone who’s a little bit worried about the current state of the Union, Andrew Gimson’s book is a godsend.…

The rise of the Econian

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The public school elite who rule the wokerati

Why would anyone want to work from home?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Why would anyone want to work from home?

The famous cities of the ancient world were surprisingly small and fragile

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Greg Woolf didn’t know his book would come out during an urban crisis. Thanks to coronavirus, Venice’s population, for example,…


Manners maketh America

26 June 2020 6:01 am

When I moved to New York in 2005 to be the Daily Telegraph’s correspondent, the first thing I was struck…

Carve his name with pride: Andrew Ziminsky rebuilds the West Country

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Andrew Ziminski is the man who rebuilt the West Country. For 30 years, this skilled stonemason has renovated some of…


No presidency for old men

10 February 2020 2:02 am

What a thrill! Last night, I was dining with a friend in Piccola Italia, a charming restaurant in Manchester, New…

Rod Liddle on Brexit: The Great Betrayal reviewed

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Rod Liddle has taken a huge gamble with this book. It could be out of date very soon. The book’s…

Run, Boris, run: why middle-aged MPs have turned into fitness freaks

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Forget the cigar, the homburg and the V-for-victory sign. If Winston Churchill were around today, he’d be pounding the streets…

We all have servants now

4 May 2019 9:00 am

 Montego Bay, Jamaica When the Kennedy clan were children, JFK and his siblings would tear off their clothes before leaping…

The ruins of Carbury Castle, Co. Kildare

The unique, bittersweet beauty of Irish ruins

16 March 2019 9:00 am

The Celtic Tiger has come and gone. Over the past 30 years, billions of pounds poured into Irish houses and…

The famous Barbary macaques

Gibraltar, the rock of ages past

5 January 2019 9:00 am

How lazy, snobbish and wrong it is to mock Gibraltar for the lager and fish and chips clichés. Yes, you…

Britain has become a country of braggarts and show-offs

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Over the past 20 years, the old British trait of self-deprecation has been killed off. And in its place, boasting…

Requiem for the Common Entrance Exam

13 October 2018 9:00 am

So farewell, then, to the Common Entrance Exam, bane of a million schoolchildren’s lives since it was introduced in 1904.…

The English clergy at their oddest – a compendium

29 September 2018 9:00 am

As the wordy title of this book and the name of its author suggest, this is a faux-archaic, fogeyish journey…

British men shouldn’t go topless in public. Ever

21 July 2018 9:00 am

England didn’t just lose the World Cup. When it comes to male nudity, the country has also lost its sense…