Ian Garrick Mason

The crusaders were not such incompetent zealots after all

15 August 2020 9:00 am

One of the strange effects that modernist, progressive society has had on what the French Annales school would refer to…

For Jack Tar, going to sea was the ultimate adventure

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Seafaring and the rule of the waves — as the song would have it — was an integral part of…

The Renaissance in 50 shades of grey

14 March 2020 9:00 am

The Mediterranean-centred era spanning a century or so either side of 1492 is filled to the brim with stories. There…

What do we really mean by the ‘language’ of animals?

30 November 2019 9:00 am

The reality of animal communication (or, more precisely, our belief in that reality) is a fact underwritten not by science…

All of nature in a village in Norfolk

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Walking home from work one day during the half-year I lived in London’s Maida Vale (almost three decades ago now),…

Kim Phuc Phan Thi – Napalm Girl – stands in front of the iconic 1972 photograph that changed public opinion worldwide

The disaster of Vietnam and the men who can’t get over it

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Many wars have outsized and enduring effects on the societies that fight them, but for Americans the Vietnam war has…