From The Archives

A model village

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

From ‘Sir Thomas Acland’s example’, The Spectator, 3 March 1917: In 1912 we discussed the idea — a favourite dream…

The Americans are coming

23 February 2017 3:00 pm

From ‘What will the United States do?’, The Spectator, 24 February 1917: It may be that the congestion of American…

The Americans are coming

23 February 2017 3:00 pm

From ‘What will the United States do?’, The Spectator, 24 February 1917: It may be that the congestion of American…

War and law

18 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The confiscation of enemy property’, The Spectator, 17 February 1917: It is perfectly possible to remove German influences without…

War and law

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

From ‘The confiscation of enemy property’, The Spectator, 17 February 1917: It is perfectly possible to remove German influences without…

A special relationship

11 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The United States and Britain’, The Spectator, 10 February 1917: It would be easy to write down a hundred…

A special relationship

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

From ‘The United States and Britain’, The Spectator, 10 February 1917: It would be easy to write down a hundred…

Tax demand

4 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Lenders and taxpayers’, The Spectator, 3 February 1917: As to the general financial soundness of the country there can be…

Tax demand

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

From ‘Lenders and taxpayers’, The Spectator, 3 February 1917: As to the general financial soundness of the country there can be…

Who commands the sea?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Raiders, submarines and some naval problems’, The Spectator, 20 January 1917: At the moment the enemy’s fleet is compelled to…

Who commands the sea?

19 January 2017 3:00 pm

From ‘Raiders, submarines and some naval problems’, The Spectator, 20 January 1917: At the moment the enemy’s fleet is compelled to…

Bonds of friendship

14 January 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The Rome conference and bonds of alliance’, The Spectator, 13 January 1917: There may be the greatest possible good,…

Bonds of friendship

12 January 2017 3:00 pm

From ‘The Rome conference and bonds of alliance’, The Spectator, 13 January 1917: There may be the greatest possible good,…

A killing to celebrate

7 January 2017 9:00 am

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 6 January 1917: The war has been crowded with romantic adventures by sea…

A killing to celebrate

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 6 January 1917: The war has been crowded with romantic adventures by sea…

These little islands

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘Engage the enemy more closely!’, The Spectator, 30 December 1916: Britain was never more vigorous than she is now:…

These little islands

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘Engage the enemy more closely!’, The Spectator, 30 December 1916: Britain was never more vigorous than she is now:…

Faith in the trenches

10 December 2016 9:00 am

From a letter published under the heading ‘The religion of the ordinary soldier’, The Spectator, 23 December 1916: During a discharge…

Infantrymen, circa 1915

Faith in the trenches

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

From a letter published under the heading ‘The religion of the ordinary soldier’, The Spectator, 23 December 1916: During a discharge…

Food on the home front

3 December 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The food shortage and how to meet it’, The Spectator, 2 December 1916: A rise in prices, if properly understood…

Food on the home front

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘The food shortage and how to meet it’, The Spectator, 2 December 1916: A rise in prices, if properly understood…

War and votes for women

26 November 2016 9:00 am

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 25 November 1916: We admit that before the war we should have placed, and…

War and votes for women

24 November 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 25 November 1916: We admit that before the war we should have placed, and…

Germany and the City

19 November 2016 9:00 am

From ‘English versus German banking’, The Spectator, 18 November 1916: At the present moment a good many of us are in…

Germany and the City

17 November 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘English versus German banking’, The Spectator, 18 November 1916: At the present moment a good many of us are in…