persecution

A Native American tragedy: Wandering Stars, by Tommy Orange, reviewed

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Shocked to find that his Cheyenne forebears had been imprisoned in Florida, Orange was inspired to write a story of displacement and abuse spanning generations

Centuries of martyrs

29 July 2023 9:00 am

There is no redemption in this account of the birth of Latin Christendom, with ‘heretics’ suffering cruelly for the beliefs, just as Christian martyrs had under the Romans

The Anne Frank story continues

1 July 2023 9:00 am

Hannah Pick-Goslar, a survivor of the Holocaust and Anne’s friend in Amsterdam, movingly describes their snatched conversations in Belsen before Anne disappeared forever

Is Christianity about to end in the place it began?

4 December 2021 9:00 am

Janine di Giovanni’s book begins in a Paris apartment during the first lockdown. She’s at a friend’s home, which she…

The people who really need the Pope's help

26 September 2015 8:00 am

On Tuesday, Pope Francis set foot in the United States for the first time in his life. His plane touched…

The harrowing, inspiring life of Andrew Sachs

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Comedians always like to claim that they started making jokes after childhoods made harsh by poverty; that at a formative…

William Vaux, 3rd Baron Vaux of Harrowden, was tried in the Star Chamber in 1581 with his brother-in-law Sir Thomas Tresham for harbouring Edmund Campion and sentenced to imprisonment in the Fleet with a fine of £1,000

Lords, spies and traitors in Elizabeth's England

8 March 2014 9:00 am

There are still some sizeable holes in early modern English history and one of them is what we know —…

Taki: our leaders are weak and powerless in the face of religious fanatics

14 December 2013 9:00 am

This Christmas our thoughts need to be with our fellow Christians who are being threatened in the Bible lands. No…

Melissa Kite: I can no longer find knickers small enough to fit me

23 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s becoming impossible to find knickers in my size

Letters: Nurses reply to Mary Dejevsky, and Iggy Pop’s sherry habit

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Nursing standards Sir: I share Mary Dejevsky’s concern regarding the impact of tired, overworked nurses on the quality of patient…

The Story of the Jews, by Simon Schama - review

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The recorder of early Jewish history has two sources of evidence. One is the Bible. Its centrality was brought home…