2019 brings the 190th anniversary of full Catholic emancipation. Parliament’s House Magazine marked the anniversary by publishing, in slightly amended form, Alistair Lexden’s review of an outstanding book by Antonia Fraser which first appeared last year.
An article in The Times on February 14 featured the brilliant comic writer, Richmal Crompton, whose famous William books, of which some 12 million have been sold, have given enormous pleasure to generations of children.
An obsessive preoccupation with a few, well-known independent schools produces a wholly misleading impression of the overall state of independent education in Britain today, endlessly repeated in the national media.
Detailed research by historians has shattered the long prevalent myth that Baldwin failed to stand up to Hitler. However, the truth has yet to be fully recognised in some quarters. An article published inThe Times on 29 January was a case in point.
Mrs May’s unprecedented 230-vote defeat on 15 January prompted the following letter, published in The Times on 17 January. (One point was unintentionally omitted: the largest Commons defeat in the nineteenth century.
Shortly before he died in December, Paddy Ashdown, an accomplished author, published an important and inspiring book on the internal German resistance to Hitler. Many brave people paid a very high price for their courage.