I was 12 when I asked my parents if I could stay up late to watch Sergei Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible on television. It was the start of a lifelong fascination with Russia.
No indisputable evidence exists for a “real” King Arthur, but, fictional or not, Britain has always needed him.
Diarmaid MacCulloch’s superb biography explores the motives of Henry VIII’s right-hand man.
This not-so-distant mirror shows how political anxieties are displaced on to minorities.
The price of a humanity that actually grows and changes is death.
The former Archbishop reviews The Political Samaritan: How Power Hijacked a Parable by Nick Spencer.
La Belle Sauvage, the first book in the author’s new trilogy, explores the connectedness between humanity and its environment.
Belonging describes how even as Europe claimed to emancipate Jews, it persecuted them.
Andrew Donskov's Tolstoy and Tolstaya charts the couple's life in letters.
Policy-making decisions must have their wider social, as well as economic, impact taken into account.
A new book by the conservative blogger Rob Dreher asks whether Christians should turn their back on society – is he right?
Left and right alike seem to have nodded through the half-baked utilitarianism and economism of much recent policy.