Minoo Dinshaw

A thoroughly modern medieval romance

14 September 2019 9:00 am

The novelist and essayist James Meek’s confident new medieval romance is conducted in brief passages separated out by three icons,…

New York times

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Seven years ago Stella Tillyard, a successful historian of the 18th century, broke into historical fiction with Tides of War.…

The Templars’ final disaster: Guillaume de Clermont on the ramparts of Acre in 1291. Painting by Dominique Papety

Crusading passions

9 September 2017 9:00 am

In W.B. Yeats’s ‘Meditations in Time of Civil War’, a testing allusion emerges amid a scene of nightmare: Monstrous familiar…