Nigel Jones

Portrait of a lady in black, thought to be Margaret Douglas, c.1545

Burning issues

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Set discreetly into a wall in Smithfield, amid the bustle and bars of this rapidly gentrifying part of London, is…

The puppet queen

14 January 2017 9:00 am

It is easy to see why the bare century of the Tudor dynasty’s rule has drawn so much attention from…

Eden’s folly

29 September 2016 1:00 pm

Until it was overtaken by the still more disastrous debacle in Iraq, the Suez Crisis of 1956 was widely judged…

Win some — lose too many

11 June 2016 8:00 am

In this centenary year of the Somme, it is refreshing to read a book about the Great War that is…