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Hanging behind Patrick Derham's desk is a portrait of Elizabeth I. The virgin queen granted Westminster School its royal charter in 1560 on condition it... [Read More]
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Historians don't come much better connected than Simon Sebag Montefiore. He and his novelist wife, Santa, are a literary power couple who introduced the Prince... [Read More]
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Forget the dancing queen and Boris mania, the breakout star of the Tory conference was the barnstorming barrister who quoted Milton and the Rolling Stones... [Read More]
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Recently, a well-known figure received a call from the person she pays to look after her reputation. "Oh my God, what's happened?" she asked. He... [Read More]
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When Benedict Allen went missing and nearly died in Papua New Guinea last year, during an expedition to find a remote tribe he had befriended... [Read More]
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Monty Panesar is sledging me in my own kitchen about the quality of my pots and pans. He is here to cook a curry lunch,... [Read More]
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Adrian Chiles is sitting in a pub round the corner from the BBC's Broadcasting House in central London, sipping a pint of soda water and... [Read More]
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As beach reads go this is not exactly a page-turner, but it could become a surprise summer hit more than 60 years after it made... [Read More]
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Taj Hargey, the Oxford imam and scholar who robustly defended Boris Johnson in the row over burkas this week, has a habit of asking vivid... [Read More]
Here is the good news about the planet from the famed environmental scientist, 99-year-old James Lovelock. "We've had an incredible summer this year here," said... [Read More]
Ed Balls has been foxtrotting around the United States making friends with Donald Trump supporters and discovering that they are thoughtful, tolerant and surprisingly similar... [Read More]
Dan Cruickshank, the architectural historian and broadcaster, is explaining the advantages of having the veteran war photographer Don McCullin at your side when travelling in... [Read More]
A few years ago, as she tracked a killer in the woods, Lisa Samson began to feel unwell. She was travelling the country investigating the... [Read More]
It is difficult to avoid feeling a little trepidation when approaching a meeting with Bill Browder. The man who was once one of the biggest... [Read More]
Rockefeller. It is a name that has been synonymous with wealth and prestige for well over a century as the money from the greatest of... [Read More]
There was something different about Milo the dachshund. His breed's energy and stamina is often underestimated, but dachshunds are not generally partial to wate... [Read More]
The backwoods and boondocks have always attracted paranoid patriarchs determined to create their own little kingdoms. Rough charisma, an instinct for instillin... [Read More]
Dr Mike Shooter, one of the country's most distinguished child psychiatrists, was recently at a conference where he ran into a former student who is... [Read More]
Lotje Sodderland's long journey to a happy life with what she calls her "new brain" began early on a November morning in 2011. She woke... [Read More]
When Anthony Geffen finished his new documentary about the Queen and her coronation a courtier took him aside. "He said, 'Do you realise you have... [Read More]
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