From Wilkie Collins to Cecil Rhodes, the votes are in from our Victorian juries.
ALWYN TURNER celebrates the work of Cold War thriller writer William Haggard.
ALWYN TURNER remembers Sam Hague, 19th-century Yorkshire clog-dancer turned minstrel impresario.
ALWYN TURNER remembers Yvette Cooper’s shadow cabinet from a parallel universe.
ALWYN TURNER on the early days of the British Legion’s Poppy.
Commemorating Guy Fawkes night in the year of the Somme.
It’s difficult to be right about history – as everyone from Sir Walter Scott to Philip Hammond has discovered.
Cyril Smith’s 1934 song resuscitated for Hallowe’en.