From The Archives

From the archives: the liberty of the battlefield

14 November 2015 9:00 am

From ‘Soldiers for the land’, The Spectator, 13 November 1915: It is certain that, when the war is over, tens of…

From the archives: the liberty of the battlefield

12 November 2015 3:00 pm

From ‘Soldiers for the land’, The Spectator, 13 November 1915: It is certain that, when the war is over, tens of…

When George V fell on the Western Front

7 November 2015 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, The Spectator, 6 November 1915: We greatly regret to record a serious accident to the King.…

The fall of a king

5 November 2015 3:00 pm

From ‘News of the week’, The Spectator, 6 November 1915: We greatly regret to record a serious accident to the King.…

From the archives: W.G. Grace’s legacy on the Western Front

29 October 2015 3:00 pm

From ‘W.G.’, The Spectator, 30 October 1915: The late Dr. W.G. Grace had become in his lifetime a legend, and he is…

From the archives: W.G. Grace’s legacy on the Western Front

29 October 2015 9:00 am

From ‘W.G.’, The Spectator, 30 October 1915: The late Dr. W.G. Grace had become in his lifetime a legend, and he is…

Revenge and Edith Cavell

24 October 2015 9:00 am

From ‘Reprisals’, The Spectator, 23 October 1915: The Germans lately executed Miss Cavell, a good and brave English hospital nurse, on a…

Revenge and Edith Cavell

22 October 2015 2:00 pm

From ‘Reprisals’, The Spectator, 23 October 1915: The Germans lately executed Miss Cavell, a good and brave English hospital nurse, on a…

Our debt to Serbia

17 October 2015 8:00 am

From ‘Boldness, Boldness and Again Boldness’, The Spectator, 16 October 1915: There are considerations of faith and honour which must in any…

Our debt to Serbia

15 October 2015 2:00 pm

From ‘Boldness, Boldness and Again Boldness’, The Spectator, 16 October 1915: There are considerations of faith and honour which must in any…

Bulgarian tragedy

10 October 2015 9:00 am

From ‘Bulgaria and Greece’, The Spectator, 9 October 1915: The fact that the British people will in all probability soon be…

Bulgarian tragedy

8 October 2015 2:00 pm

From ‘Bulgaria and Greece’, The Spectator, 9 October 1915: The fact that the British people will in all probability soon be…

Slow march to victory

3 October 2015 8:00 am

From ‘The western victories’, The Spectator, 2 October 1915: As this is a war of heavy artillery, masses of slow-moving guns…

Slow march to victory

1 October 2015 1:00 pm

From ‘The western victories’, The Spectator, 2 October 1915: As this is a war of heavy artillery, masses of slow-moving guns…

Conscription and democracy

26 September 2015 8:00 am

From ‘The will of the majority’, The Spectator, 18 September 1915: The minority may declare, as have some of the trade…

Conscription and democracy

24 September 2015 1:00 pm

From ‘The will of the majority’, The Spectator, 18 September 1915: The minority may declare, as have some of the trade…

Time to tax

19 September 2015 8:00 am

From ‘The coming budget’, The Spectator, 18 September 1915: At present the large majority of householders and electors pay no direct…

Time to tax

17 September 2015 1:00 pm

From ‘The coming budget’, The Spectator, 18 September 1915: At present the large majority of householders and electors pay no direct…

A Russian revolution

12 September 2015 9:00 am

From ‘The situation in Russia’, The Spectator, 11 September 1915: A new Russia has been arising within the old while the war has…

A Russian revolution

10 September 2015 1:00 pm

From ‘The situation in Russia’, The Spectator, 11 September 1915: A new Russia has been arising within the old while the war has…

Muscular economics

5 September 2015 9:00 am

From ‘War bonuses’, The Spectator, 4 September 1915: War means a demand for human muscle… At the moment the brain-worker is…

Muscular economics

3 September 2015 1:00 pm

From ‘War bonuses’, The Spectator, 4 September 1915: War means a demand for human muscle… At the moment the brain-worker is…

Discovering Europe

29 August 2015 9:00 am

From ‘A Converted Peace-Man’, The Spectator, 28 August 1915: We have brought the present war upon ourselves in a great measure…

Discovering Europe

27 August 2015 1:00 pm

From ‘A Converted Peace-Man’, The Spectator, 28 August 1915: We have brought the present war upon ourselves in a great measure…

Field studies

22 August 2015 9:00 am

From ‘Education and the War’, The Spectator, 21 August 1915: War is a time in which a shortage of labourers can…