Charles James Fox

The shock of discovering your ancestors were slave traders

23 May 2020 9:00 am

If I had a slave owner in my family background I’d probably keep quiet about it. Richard Atkinson, in his…

Edmund Burke (left) and Thomas Paine, caricatured by Gillray and Cruickshank respectively

Where did the Right and the Left come from? 

15 February 2014 9:00 am

What is the origin of left and right in politics? The traditional answer is that these ideas derive from the…

Where the Whigs went

25 January 2014 9:00 am

A book about one of the London clubs, published to mark its 250th anniversary, might be regarded as of extremely…