He Loved Germany Too Much

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Few people have heard of R B Haldane today. If he is known at all, it is as an obese Edwardian politician who was sacked from the Cabinet for being pro-German in the First World War. John Campbell is faced with the problem of making a case for remembering him. He argues persuasively that Haldane […]

From Bombay to the Green Benches

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Near the centre of Regent’s Park there is an ornate water fountain erected in 1869. It bears the legend: This fountain … was the gift of Sir Cowasjee Jehangir (Companion of the Star of India), a wealthy Parsee gentleman of Bombay, as a token of gratitude to the people of England for the protection enjoyed […]

Blood, Toil, Tears & Brexit

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Studying the British recollection of the past is like rummaging around a junk shop in which the proprietor has piled up dusty objects without any sense of their varying antiquity, value or significance. The cult of Winston Churchill illustrates this. His name was given to John Winston Lennon (born during the Liverpool blitz) and to […]

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