Catherine the Great

Was Josiah Wedgwood really a radical?

28 August 2021 9:00 am

No wonder Josiah Wedgwood, the 18th-century master potter, was a darling of the Victorians. From W.E. Gladstone to Samuel Smiles…

‘Mother Volga’ has always been Russia’s lifeblood

16 January 2021 9:00 am

‘Without this river the Russians could not live,’ remarked Robert Bremner in his work, Excursions in the Interior of Russia.…

A solid costume drama but Dame Helen has been miscast: Catherine the Great reviewed

5 October 2019 9:00 am

It’s possibly not a great sign of a Britain at ease with itself that the historical character most likely to…

Sarah Sands with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (Photo: Getty)

Faulty connection

14 October 2017 9:00 am

There’s no doubting her passion for the programme of which she is now chief of staff. Talking to Roger Bolton…

The ruthless Romanovs’ horrible history

30 January 2016 9:00 am

It’s hard to tell at times who came off worst in Romanov Russia — the tsar or his subjects, says Adam Zamoyski