Laura Brandon on how conflict looms large in both artistic practices and the public imagination.
Kim Newman. The story of ‘the first Noel’ is so steeped in violence that no film version of the Nativity has been able to cope with it.
Nick Lloyd. History is written by the winners. I was constantly reminded of this somewhat hackneyed phrase when writing my new book, The Amritsar Massacre.
Bill Cash. Today is John Bright’s 200th birthday. Largely forgotten today, he was one of Britain’s most influential statesmen of the nineteenth century – both home and abroad. Notably, in the United States, he was a dedicated opponent to slavery and champion of the North in the American Civil War.
Amy Helen Bell.