Brits at their Best blog archives:May 2013
20: Gray's Elegy
18: Dr Kate Granger
18: Global climate change sank Dunwich in 13th century
04: Common sense at the polls
03: Smelling country in the Bristol
02: RS Thomas, "Extraordinary man of the bald Welsh hills"
27: Tom Jones - Two Years, Confined to One Room
25: Of Middlesex and Oswald's missing stone
23: Happy St George's Day! A saint for you and me?
19: Thoughts about terrorism and Margaret Thatcher
15: Sir Colin Davis - Ave atque Vale
15: Mick Jagger on Margaret Thatcher
15: Aping Mankind
11: Kindness and handbagging
11: To live on the moors - Philippa Gregory
08: Margaret Thatcher - Ave atque Vale
06: Sir Philip Sidney and his editor
28: Maundy Thursday's liberating idea
28: Another shout for press freedom
25: Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better
25: Orwell vs Huxley
22: Never flinching from danger - Captain Michael Dobbin and L/Cpl James Ashworth
21: London's best secret gardens
20: Sir Bobby Charlton - why he makes every second count
20: Dame Judi Dench
19: The Church of Somewhere by Roger Scruton
18: Freedom of the Press - it has to be defended
12: Celebrating the Tube's 150th
12: Robin Hood in Kent in the 13th century
11: Melanie Phillips on the Archbishop of Canterbury and welfare reform
07: The History of English Patriotism
01: Voters see a new road ahead
27: Saluting the men of the Arctic convoys
25: Tales from one the Empire's bottle-washers
23: Hold up your heads, jurors
20: The west doesn't need Feng Shui
15: Tremendous search and rescue
13: Group Captain Alfred 'Ken' Gatward - Beau Geste
09: The stars of night in England
02: Rose Petals and Muddy Footprints - Peter Beales
30: Competition watchdog barks at the real thief
30: Rowan Atkinson's latest
28: Jane Austen's "darling child"
26: Why was the British Empire so efficient?
25: Love on Burns night
23: EU referendum sighted on the distant horizon
17: "A cold coming we had of it"
16: Dinner with Churchill
16: Stop meddling, America
14: The best of London theatre 2013
08: Where are we now?
07: Yes, he was great
02: Happy 2013
31: Of fathers and daughters
27: Dancing prematurely on Christianity's grave
27: How John Milton Invented Sci-Fi in the 1600s
20: Christmas cards, carols, charities, and cherubs
18: Britons living longer
17: The problem of guns is the problem of being human
17: Bradley Wiggins named 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year
17: English cricketers bat first victory on Indian soil in 28 years
13: Baby, it's cold out there
04: In Search of Rex Whistler
29: A huge cheer for Sgt. Danny Nightingale
29: Gardening makes us more generous
28: Squadron Leader Michael Cole
28: The Hobbit and director Peter Jackson
26: British act of courage goes unmentioned in Argo
24: Navy commander's "Crews" missile to children
22: Happy Thanksgiving 2012 to Americans and Brits
20: Digby Pleacher on hedge laying
20: Oh boy! Ode to Wodehouse
13: Fighting industrial wind turbines - Upton Cressett
13: "Ancient rights and liberties"
12: A Study in Scarlett
12: Saluting jailed Sgt Nightingale
12: Sarah's natural gardens
11: Remembrance Day
08: We need lions
07: Keeping beautiful time - Horologist George Daniels
06: These ideas originally came from Britain
05: Remember, remember
05: Quentin Blake, exuberance unleashed
05: Jeanette Winterson on what matters
29: Meeting future power needs
29: Glad to be back
19: "A Medieval Love Story of Vast Proportions"
18: Where else would she go?
18: On childhood and on being a parent
17: Booker Prize 2012: Hilary Mantel
16: Whither Scotland?
15: 'We're ready to walk out on Europe': Prime Minister's closest ally Michael Gove
15: This is how a true defender of freedom sounds - Canadian PM Stephen Harper
11: The Nanny
11: Pronunciation Guide to Scotch Whisky
10: Calling Lady Godiva
09: 'Humanity must fight against bad things if we are to survive'
06: Richmond Park - an autumn paradise of red and fallow deer, cyclists, walkers, riders, and runners
05: Bernard Holden
04: Classic Brit Awards
04: The repeal of hate speech legislation in Canada
03: Lawrence of Arabia
01: Beautiful things on a rainy Monday
01: You can beat David Cameron at history
27: The right to self defence
27: A sensible response to crime
26: "So sorry, Ma'am"
25: On the Arab Winter
25: News from the media in Canada
24: Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2009 - Amazing Grace
24: "The Grown-up Pleasures of the Hobbit"
20: Chivalry and liberty
20: Maurice Keen and chivalry
15: Kate has a right to privacy
14: Goodwood Revival
13: History and the mysteries of Richard III
12: Bulldog's Pup
12: Bill Moggridge, designer of the first modern laptop computer
12: World University Rankings
12: Advice on making a decision from Richard Branson
11: Remembering September 11th
11: A tribute to heroes of the skies
11: Andy Murray takes the US Open, wins Grand Slam
10: On the South Downs Way
10: "Nerves of steel"
10: How can Britain exit the EU?
10: Paralympics hooray!
06: Emma Thompson and Beatrix Potter in a new book
06: From "The Isle of Wight’s Wildest Swimming" to the Isle's warriors and farmers
05: Wright, Knightley, Law: Anna Karenina
05: The plenary chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels has been shut in case it caves in
04: Religious liberty in Britain: in crisis?
03: Orwell's eggs
31: Your true face
31: Fly the Flag for England
31: 'Euro Crisis Faces Judgement Days'
31: Duke of Cambridge pilots helicopter, rescues schoolgirl from sea
30: Boy who loves nature finds ambergris
30: She does look as if she hates the well
25: For what it's worth
24: The torch of courage
23: Men and horses - Sir Henry Cecil and Frankel
23: Prince Harry
22: Summer in the Isles
22: George Orwell - too leftwing for the BEEB?
21: Make it in Great Britain
21: Adam Lindsay Gordon's encouraging words
20: Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Gotta Go
15: MEP Daniel Hannan reveals the disturbing contempt for democracy at the heart of the EU
15: Left, Right, and Dickens
15: 'I will not cease from mental fight'
14: George Bernard Shaw on economists
14: Kateryn the Quene, KP
14: Harbinger of the future?
13: Rory McIlroy wins US PGA Championship
13: 'Happy and glorious'
13: The Commonwealth is pushing past the EU in market importance
13: Who thinks Britain is rubbish now? The volunteer spirit
11: McKeever, Farah, Campbell - gold in the water, on the track, in the ring
11: Wonderful lessons to be learnt
11: London Olympics Built for Records
09: Sir Chris Hoy rules out separate Scottish and British Olympic squads
07: Raining gold
07: Robert Hughes
06: 'Galloping Gold in Greenwich'
06: Ben Ainslie sails into gold
06: Andy Murray
06: Meanwhile, artists and art lovers are at the Edinburgh Festival
04: More Olympic golds
04: Jessica Ennis - A marvellous gold
04: More gold for the watery isles
04: Never give up golds for Katherine Grainger and Victoria Pendleton
03: Sir John Keegan
01: Bradley Wiggins's glorious doddle
01: Rowing gold for Team GB
01: Salt of the earth parachutes into BBC
30: More details on that opening ceremony
30: Darcey Bussell is back
30: Batman, the free economy and other questions
28: Abide with me
27: "Isles of Wonder"
27: Good news for freedom of speech
26: (Some of) My Favourite Things
25: "Splendidly British and magnificently bonkers"
24: The public's view of taxes and morality
23: Images from the last time London hosted the Olympics
23: An ancient and revealing axe
23: La Promenade des Anglais
21: Bradley Wiggins Takes Overwhelming Victory In Stage 19, Effectively Winning Tour de France
21: Britain's sacred ground resurrected and restored
18: UK sells more outside EU than inside for first time since 1970s
18: Captain Tony Denison - hero and friend to the friendless
17: Staging the world
17: How to be a duchess
14: The golden days of summer
13: Individual brilliance and community consensus at Wells and elsewhere
10: New research says that Stonehenge was built to unify the peoples of Britain
09: "We were all in this together"- the Andy Murray brigade
09: Is there any question to which 400-odd new elected politicians is the answer?
09: The Little-Known History of How the Modern Olympics Got Their Start - in rural England
06: A bit like love, the Higgs boson
06: Captain Christopher 'Beagle’ Burne CBE
06: The Royal Scotsman
04: Happy Fourth of July
03: The Man and Woman of System
03: The City now, the City past
03: Gardening Against the Odds
02: Ceremony and equality
30: Honouring them
29: A Mozart triumph at Glyndebourne
29: Walking England with poetry on the mind
27: British comedians defend freedom of speech in court
27: Second World War memorial to be unveiled, just a bit late
27: Pie Jesu
26: The Victoria Cross for Valour
25: Spine-stiffening observations
25: They did it
23: The attacks on Britain are relentless
23: Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel
22: The Isle of Bute
22: Hidden rivers, hidden heroes
22: Disgraceful treatment of heroic Armed Forces
22: The monster on the doorstep
20: 50 of London's smaller museums are worth a lurk
20: RSC's "Matilda the Musical" is both funny and exuberant
19: Laura Marling - 'A creature I don't know'
19: Nice move
19: Frankel goes to Ascot
18: "The religion of Ever Closer Union"
18: Shakespeare in Kabul
18: The Queen's green thumb
18: Churchill: The Power of Words
15: Happy Magna Carta Day
14: Alnwick Castle - home of a Magna Carta rebel
14: Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Falklands liberation
14: To create a world with poetry
13: Puppet company Handspring
13: The state of the kingdom?
11: Who will defend Britain?
11: Team of wounded British servicemen to cross America by cycle
09: Summer roses
09: June gales
06: The prize of history
06: "The Queen of Duty"
05: The Aunt Heap
05: Service at St Paul's honours the calm, faithful Queen
05: The Queen deflates the pomposity of Edward Heath and upholds the Commonwealth of nations
04: Bunting for Britain and The Queen
02: Jubilee celebrations in the villages
02: Aid project worker and three other hostages rescued from Taliban
02: The Diamond Jubilee Concert
02: Getting into the Jubilee spirit
01: Schedule of Diamond Jubilee celebrations
31: Richard Branson - up, up and away
30: Cassandra Jardine
30: Judge protects England's countryside
29: Lessons from Europe
28: Late thoughts on Memorial Day in America
28: Snowdonia's Coast
26: The Morgan
25: BT launches The National CV 2012
24: Designers heyday - Thomas Heatherwick and Sir Jonathan Ive
23: Britain's love affair with the horse
23: Britain's not-so humble pie
23: Lord Lucas
22: Telegraph Garden gold at Chelsea
21: Robin Gibb has lost his battle with cancer
21: Angela Lansbury
21: Saving the cancer and killing the patient
19: The generous gardener
19: Stiff upper lip and tongue in cheek help to win the Second World War
19: The Olympic flame has left Land's End
19: Ocean of life
19: Hearing John Barry's music last evening
18: British and Irish art emerging from the shadows
17: Many Meetings
17: The Olympic flame heads toward the United Kingdom
15: Disgusted: So-called Americans betray Brits
11: Hilary Mantel's Tudor trilogy
11: Why the euro is doomed to fall apart: it was an incredibly stupid idea in the first place
11: Rule Britannia written as part of a revolt by the Prince of Wales against King George II?
09: Soprano Laura Wright's flight
09: Regeneration in Christchurch, New Zealand
08: Festival 2012 - Universe of Sound
08: Writer Angela Carter
08: Design Museum's big move
07: The Commonwealth is flourishing
07: Music for a birthday
07: Downton Abbey behind the scenes
07: Freedom from the EU
07: 'English treats for everyone'
07: The Duke of Devonshire at work
05: Hidden Britain
05: The fires of St Mary-at-the-Hill
05: Election results: Boris hops back in as London's Mayor
04: Ancient map gives clue to fate of 'Lost Colony'
03: Euro pain
03: Patrick O'Brian on the modesty of the rich
03: The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After
02: Country years ago
02: Country today
02: Shakespeare Olympiad
01: 'Mystic Met' and the floods of April
29: "Love one another"
28: Evolution and Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist
28: Mottisfont Abbey
28: Churchill style
27: Sydney Wignall - Spy on the Roof of the World
27: 700-plus people comment on why Britain's students do not study Britain's history
26: Landscape as dream
26: Frieze London
25: John Stanley's Trumpet Voluntary
25: St Alphege, defying kidnappers
24: The Death of Kings
24: Debating longevity research at Oxford
23: Hands off our playing fields, says Prince Harry as he presents marathon prizes
23: Richard Branson - "befriending your enemies"
23: The perfect saint for an adventurous England
21: Britain's bluebells
21: Michael Ross - From Liguria With Love
21: Anselm's Day
21: "The last people now living on Earth to witness a transit of Venus"
20: Everything depended on his character
20: Classic fm
20: The long reach of the London Marathon
19: Frederick Forsyth: The Establishment, 100 years of never saying sorry
19: Obama stiffs Brits on Falklands
18: Sir Tim Berners Lee attacks government invasion of privacy
18: A culinary note
17: Brilliant women explorers
17: Sir Tom Hunter attacks government cap on charitable giving
14: A philosopher of the English countryside
14: Escaping the Titanic
14: Nathan Outlaw's seafood
13: A friend without guile
13: "Britain's amazing philanthropy culture" under attack
09: Why demure is back
09: Jeremiah Clarke's trumpet music
05: Maundy Thursday
05: The Quaker Friends - bravery beyond compare
04: Taking lessons from Canada and the EU
02: Remembering the defence of the Falkland Islanders
02: The campaign to protect Britain's countryside
30: Rees-Mogg and Lea to speak: Britain shackled to the failing EU
29: Brilliant essay by Tim Congdon CBE: Focus on the EU: available to you
28: Turner inspired
28: Britain's honour emerged intact just
27: Britain was inclusive
27: Boat builder Jack Chippendale MBE
27: Digital Shakespeare
23: "The drought of March"
22: "How often. . .did Tolkien stop and chuckle to himself?"
20: "The Lady's not for turning"
20: Mary Grierson botanical artist
20: The Duchess reveals a home truth and brings joy to a hospice for children
17: Singing Shakespeare's sonnets to pop tunes
17: Happy St Patrick's Day!
17: 'For still there are so many things that I have never seen'
15: The Fry Chronicles
15: London Walks
13: India upended - The British Raj, Decay
13: A report on Lord Monckton's extraordinary Climate of Freedom lecture
12: Commonwealth Day
12: Regulatory madness
12: "The human right to convenient parking"
12: Charles Pick, publisher and literary agent
12: The case of the woman wearing a cross
10: The art of the monarchy
08: Of Englishmen and dogs, of Beverley and Whoops
07: A few thoughts from a philosopher and a poet
05: Elizabethan music
05: Permanent exhibition pays tribute to Alan Turing
05: One difference between civilised and uncivilised societies
01: Artist Tracey Emin
01: Happy St David's Day!
29: The health of the Anglosphere
28: Under Anglo-American law, contracts have to be willing
25: Canterbury Cathedral
24: It's been a hard day's night
23: Hong Kong was better under the British
23: EU Metaphor alert
23: Frank Carson comedian
23: A tribute to the journalists who have died bearing witness to the truth
22: Sheeran and Adele
21: The life scientific
20: Ivanhoe uncut
18: A new biography of artist Edward Burne-Jones
18: The refreshingly modest, dazzling and puzzling Queen
18: Daniel Hannan in America at CPAC
17: The Prince on the Book of Common Prayer
17: The murder of the Vicar
16: 'Our empire was an amazing thing'
14: 'God,' cried Richard Dawkins
13: 6 Grammys for Adele
13: Begone, dull care!
13: Love of freedom
04: Planting an oak
03: The Queen and the Poet
03: The Aviator - Douglas Douglas-Hamilton
03: Nelson's Pub
31: The cathedral of barns
31: The eloquence of Douglas Murray
30: The rubber hits the road
30: GK Chesterton on the Romney candidacy for President of the United States
30: Chesterton's hope
28: Haunting music: Thomas Tallis and Vaughan Williams
26: Quentin Blake at the Foundling Museum
26: Happy Australia Day
25: Happy night, Robert Burns
24: Felicity Aston becomes the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone
23: Snowdrops in Engand's greatest snowdrop garden
23: Pronouncing Shakespeare as he and his actors did
21: A country note on exercise
21: Ian Bryce
20: 'Into the wild, with stags and stars'
20: The Daily Mail's inspirational women
20: Rethinking out of Africa
18: Should we limit the right to trial by jury as some magistrates propose?
18: Battle joined over Downton Abbey
18: Comparing the Costa with the Titanic
17: Quote of the Day
17: Theatre in London
17: "What the Help Really Saw "
16: Kate Winslet wins Golden Globe for Mildred Pierce
16: And Downton Abbey wins Golden Globe for best TV mini-series
16: 50 years of James Bond films
16: Britain divided over Scotland's vote to leave
14: Drinking the whole glass of vomit: The Royal Navy and the African slave trade
13: Update to Magna Carta News Flash
12: Eight grandmothers foil a south London security van robbery using handbags and a shopping trolley
12: General Sir John Hackett, “I Was a Stranger”
12: News flash: Magna Carta and religious liberty
11: The National CV from 'the people's historians'
10: Made in Britain
10: Soon, £647 ( $1,000 ) Will Map Your Genes
07: A passionate defender of Dickens on the page
06: Art at the London Olympics
05: A bouquet of British gardeners
05: 'The facts of life are conservative'
04: Cartoonist Ronald Searle
03: The limits of secularism, the power of religion
03: Costume designer Susannah Buxton
03: "Apple's design guru Jony Ive knighted in New Year Honours"
02: Due process and indefinite detention in America
02: The Queens' Diamond Jubilees
02: 'Tough', 'tender' and sensible comic Alexander Armstrong
31: The truth about Auld Lang Syne
31: Charles Dickens - good on paper, great on screen
29: Britain's future lies where?
28: House Tales
28: Transcribing the King James Bible by hand
27: Conflict between the material and the spiritual?
26: The Queen's Christmas Message
24: Merry Christmas to every reader
23: David Cameron pays tribute to Czech freedom hero Vaclav Havel
20: In the frosty season
20: An open letter from Frederick Forsyth CBE to German Chancellor Angel Merkel
19: Preparing for Christmas
17: A generous time
17: Speak up for Christianity, PM says
16: Happy Birthday, Jane
15: Happy Bill of Rights Day to Brits and Americans
15: 'Eurocrats no longer trouble to disguise their loathing for Britain'
15: 'Sir David Attenborough is a wonder of the world'
14: High Flight
14: New life: The Scottish National Portrait Gallery
14: Teasing glimpses of 'the God particle', a Higgs boson
13: The eyes of their country
12: The Donmar swan song of Michael Grandage CBE
10: Another view on Britain's veto and the EU
10: Science is a delight
10: Britain vs EU update
09: Britain isolated?
09: Cameron blocks EU changes that threaten Britain
09: Charles Dickens: 'Our mutual friend'
07: Jane Austen and PD James in Death Comes to Pemberley
07: Drinking the 'poisoned cup' of the Old Vic
07: "Casting bullets from the family silver"
05: A meditation on cars and capitalism
03: Secrets of The Queen's greatest treasures
03: 'Castle creepers'
03: Music rising
02: In praise of brilliant British choirs
02: What does an Englishman do when he has to prepare Christmas dinner for 18 in the Pyrenees?
02: A report from Ireland
30: Doing something right in Iran
30: RAF rescue falls; government prefers to spend sterling on EU
30: Celebrating Scotland
29: 'Tears from the depth of some divine despair'
28: Lord Pearson's brilliant Bill and speech on examining the cost of EU membership to Britain
28: Frank Wild: "He lived for the journey not the prize"
28: Prince William flew to the rescue of missing cargo ship crew
26: Stuttaford reports
26: Have-a-go architect builds hobbit house
26: The legacy of a murdered journalist and the niece who rescued his work and his memory
25: Beauty as a response to beauty
24: Thanks be
23: Beatrix Potter vs Winston Churchill
21: On the pilgrims' path
18: An unconventional woman
18: Longtime skeptic of Europe's common currency attracts admirers
17: Teamwork saved Britain in the Second World War
16: Lord "Have-a-lot"
16: Nein, nein, nein
15: The lost photographs of Captain Scott
15: Bodies do bleed after death
14: Prince Philip
14: Meryl Streep's intelligence, and Margaret Thatcher's incredible personality
13: Remembrance Sunday
12: Dangerous Ambition - to the men who knew them
12: Lady Under Fire on the Western Front
11: 11-11-11 Millions of Britons fall silent to remember war dead
10: "The battle to save London's green spaces"
10: Shoulder to shoulder in remembrance on football fields tomorrow
09: When Europe looks bleak, Georgette Heyer
09: "European debt crisis spiralling out of control"
08: A wealth of arts opportunities for the Duchess
08: 'Many things that should not have been forgotten. . .'
08: 'Look at the jury system, everyone!'
07: The Shakespeare Thefts
07: "Humbling and inspiring" passersby and community rush to aid traffic victims
07: Eurozone debt crisis live
05: Niall Ferguson on the future of Western Civilization and the world
04: Thomas Bewick - Of Swans and Hard Work
02: Fathom that: British theatre in cinemas around the world
02: All souls
02: EU and British folly
01: Big-world Brits
01: Celia Birtwell "fabric print pioneer"
31: A haunting story from World War II
31: The screen's Gerard Butler, exorcising evil
29: Lieutenant-Commander Tony Spender
28: Autumn in Britain
28: Kipling on those who work
28: No PM has yet brought powers back from Brussels
28: Another Place
28: The long view of the British economy
27: The EU plan unfolds
26: The lazarhouse in England
25: "Who, where, when and WI"
25: The MPs who voted for a referendum on the EU have Britain's real interests at heart
24: A hero and a man afraid
24: Dreaming of autumn gardens
24: Congratulations, All Blacks
24: Vera Lynn tops Beatles in re-release
21: Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is 200
21: The mutiny spreads as MPs call for referendum on the EU
21: Halley's Orionid shower
20: Ancient cider ways
19: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Australia
18: Royal Wootton Bassett
18: About Ghandi and Christian Britain
17: Rugby World Cup congratulations to brilliant New Zealand
17: So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night!
17: A second definition of British happiness
17: One definition of British happiness
16: In St John's Wood
13: Rolf Harris "the people's painter"
13: Roger Helmer MEP to resign
12: British marines free hijacked Italian ship off coast of Somalia
10: The Archbishop goes to Zimbabwe
10: Steak at home
10: The River Line, by a forgotten English author, is brought to life by a terrific cast
08: The cocklers of Leigh-on-Sea who sailed to Dunkirk
06: Shakespeare wrote the plays
05: Best forest walks
05: Lord Moulton: "Those who have come into much larger powers “have not yet learned that power has its duties as well as its rights"
04: William Jarrett - healing animals and people
04: Michael Portillo: Capitalism on trial
04: RAF planes of the Second World War
03: All hell let loose: The World at War 1939-1945
03: What makes a hero?
01: "A Brit worth remembering"
30: Here's hoping
29: One person not afraid to wear a cross
29: Hidden City
29: Layman's Guide to the English Constitution
29: What is the EU plan and how will it affect Britain?
28: A Year on A Dairy Farm with an afterthought
28: Armed with an umbrella
27: So now the Labour Party wants to censor journalists
27: Searching the universe for the Higgs boson
26: Newton's tree
26: The cloud of knowing
24: SAS War Diary - Heroes behind the lines
24: Darwin's lowly worm
23: Inventing paper money
23: Painter David Hockney - very popular and working big
23: A Paul McCartney ballet
22: The Euro: Recriminating about the past has its uses
22: A tapestry of life
20: Saudis threaten Canadian broadcasters
20: Cambridge calls fraud
20: Restoring the Royal to Canada's Navy and Air Force
20: The moral case against raising taxes
19: Downton Abbey
19: The role of character
16: Keats on the Itchen
16: Propping up the euro and the EU
15: A good question
14: Simple tales - Alex James down on the farm
13: Hands Off Our Land
13: Bumped: News Not In The News
12: Roy and Julia's house and garden to be bequeathed to nation
12: Cool Science Charlie
12: Last night of the Proms 2011, in bearskin hats and waving flags
11: It was touching; it was magnificent
11: "STOP CRYING": The British-American hero at the World Trade Center on 9-11
09: 100,000 petition Downing Street for referendum on EU
08: Beech trees
08: Self-defence on the rise, and it is legal
07: In slight defence of the British economist Keynes
07: Ah yes, the rubbish
06: Ideas for your house from Sir John Soane's house
06: Reith lectures 2011: Terror
05: News Not In The News
05: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
05: Remembering the sacrifice of merchant seamen
01: Dai Greene wins gold in 400m hurdles for Great Britain at World Athletics Championships
01: What do pupils need?
31: This is how global warming feels
30: Tolkien once and future
29: "For whom does the bell toll?"
29: The Solitary Walker
27: For first time, a tax is rejected by voters in British Commonwealth
27: Adventurous Scouts are the new cool
27: Libyan killers of Pc Yvonne Fletcher may be brought to justice
26: The white and the blue
25: Extraordinary, almost invisible Brits
24: 'Government cannot legislate to change behaviour’?
23: "More than capable", Lancelot 'Capability' Brown
23: Kate Winslet acts
22: Harry's Arctic heroes
22: 70 Tory MPs set to join new group to fight EU integration
22: Red Arrows hero Flt Lt Jon Eggin
17: Thinking hopefully about death
16: The riots' hipster hero
15: The London riots - Alfred knew the way forward
15: The "Gods of the Copybook Headings"
12: Cricket bats and self-defence
12: Scottish colourists
12: From royal fairytale to banana republic
11: The Reverend Hugh Grimes - The British 'Schindler' who saved Austrian Jews
10: Matt Hampson - "get busy living"
10: David Smith - giving 110 percent
10: Cowes Week and "the wind all over the place"
10: Neighbourhoods rally in own defence
09: Nancy Wake, the brave 'white mouse'
09: London riots
08: Urban gardens - vegetables, chickens, bees
08: The boy Horatio
06: The ruling class
04: They lost everything but their principles
04: Beyond fiction
03: Europe on the brink
02: On two wings - John Stott
01: Celebrity gardens
01: The Proms 2011
01: A biographer's Book of Secrets
30: Booking your next flight - UK Engineers Print and Fly the World's First Working 3-D Printed Aircraft
28: The Galloping Gardener
27: Is the Euro an Idea Whose Time Has Gone?
27: Tallis, Byrd and the Tudors
27: 2012 London Olympics on track and under budget
26: Libera! touring America
26: Benjamin Franklin on treating the poor in America and Britain
25: Amy Winehouse
24: Thinking about the Norwegian tragedy
24: Evans and Cavendish - the yellow and green jerseys - Aussie and Brit take the Tour de France
23: We're back - and the hacking tale continues to expand, like a universe
15: Summer blogging
12: Cards on the table
12: Painter Stanley Spencer's "secretive paintings"
09: In case you haven't had enough, a few thoughts on News of the World
07: Cato worth remembering
07: The last Potter - a tribute by Philip Womack
07: Are Britain's political tectonic plates beginning to move?
04: Happy Independence Day!
02: A great explorer - Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger, CBE, DSO, FRAS, FRGS
02: A Canadian PS
01: Happy Canada Day 2011
01: Most residents think Jamaica ‘better off as a British colony,’ poll suggests
28: The perfect description of a politician -- by a politician
25: Glorious Goodwood garden party
25: The Chinese Communists are going to save the euro?
25: William and Kate and hundreds of thousands of others pay tribute to 'extraordinary soldiers'
25: Conrad Black: justice denied (again)
24: Lord Middleton
24: Crash course diet reverses Type 2 diabetes in a week
21: Gymanfa Ganu (Cymanfa Ganu) in Oregon
21: Swan's lightbulb and yours
21: The eurozone on the verge of collapse
18: St Paul's restored
18: Harry Potter comes to an end
16: The A272
16: Ascot at 300
15: NSO says mini ice age likely
15: Defending Magna Carta
13: Travels in the Shire
13: The Archbishop in hot water again
13: Tragic and astonishing, War Horse wins five Tony awards
13: Trooping the Colour in pictures
11: Patrick Leigh Fermor - Hero, historian, traveller & writer
10: Happy Birthday, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
10: Dartington Hall
09: Who were the first people in Britain?
09: Support science
08: The purpose of government - health care
07: IMF tells Britain to cut taxes to boost economy
06: D-Day today
06: English picnics
06: This England
04: George Shearing plays
03: Defying the spirit of the age
03: The eurozone in crisis
03: Wordsworth reminds me
01: The view from Alfred's Tower
01: Small, sweet victories
01: An intelligent, beautiful redhead
31: The economists: UK Ferguson takes on USA Krugman
30: On Memorial Day in America, we celebrate Winston Churchill
30: "The beautiful game is not for us"
30: MPs who voted against using British funds to bail out failing EU countries
28: To be a Brit - Peter Thomson - working at the chalk face
28: Chelsea's Irish Sky Garden
27: Perfectly round: the new electron discovery
27: The Telegraph's Hay Festival
27: Dumfries House restored and more
26: Artist Ron Bone
26: Professor David Bowen - the passing of a pioneer researcher into Alzheimer's
26: Rush to academies marks revolution in education
25: President Obama and the rule of law
23: Sir Francis Drake - "We ask You to push back the horizons of our hopes"
23: "A marked sense of happiness and relief prevailed"
23: The masculine and the feminine, the mysterious and the new at Chelsea
21: Edward Hardwicke
21: Music in a garden - Glyndebourne
21: The RHS Chelsea Flower Show speaks to gardeners
20: Major Jack Watson MC and Lieutenant-Commander Monty Davenport
17: Thy eternal summer
14: Ynys Môn, Anglesey
14: The Queen in Ireland as French and German banks and the Irish government rob the Irish people
13: Oh, duchess! you can find something to offend everyone
12: Visiting nine beautiful gardens
12: Invisible or detested entrepreneurs?
11: Charles Doughty doubted the illumination of Islam
11: The Duke of Edinburgh plants a vineyard
10: For the people of Wootton Bassett
10: "To end all wars"
10: Judge praises Prince William for saving his life
09: A coming Euro-zone crackup?
07: "Was justice done for them?"
07: Joanna Lumley in the garden
06: The penny black
06: Roger Bannister
06: Fishheads in Parliament?
05: An important question about English sentences
04: "Yesterday's show of British institutions at their best hides. . ."
04: "Mr Holst's Room"
03: Walking in Britain
03: Conservatives win in Canada
03: One question as Will and Kate head to America and Canada in July
30: The bishop's address and Prince William and Kate's prayer
29: The kiss and the flight pass
29: And now the people!
29: On to the carriages!
29: "The Abbey looks glorious"
29: "The Middleton children
29: The prayer
29: The bishop of London - becoming our true selves
29: 'Be ardent in spirit'
29: They have pledged their troth
29: Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
29: The bride arrives at the abbey and walks down the long aisle
29: The girls
29: The Royals and Kate
29: Recent arrivals in the abbey and in the life of the nation
29: The groom's drive
29: The wedding "magnificent but simple" - and personal
29: Wedding prime ministers
29: News from the wedding! 9am
27: Lonely Planet
25: Bank holiday and The Wind in the Willows
23: Happy St George's Day! It's a battle to be chivalrous
22: Will he or won't he?
22: Tim Hetherington, photo journalist, "devilishly good-looking and impossibly brave"
21: The Queen's promise
20: The honest butcher
20: Veritasse has a new website
19: One of the great men of radio astronomy
19: The school of one
19: 'Loveliest of trees'
18: Rodney Atkinson - a must-see video - The NAZIS and FASCISTS who founded THE EU and their influence today
18: The young Turks of British cooking
18: Encircled by affection and love
18: Standing up for freedom of conscience
16: Open for spring
14: "In search of the spirit of Shakespeare"
14: Talking about immigration
13: Another look at Albion's Seed
11: British writers explain current events
09: Councillor Royston Smith disarms homicidal sailor
09: The New Forest girl who learned to sing opera
09: "It's not our job to save the euro"
09: On this beautiful day
07: The reborn River Thames
06: For those who know, no PM can diminish Britain's contributions to the world
05: Disraeli on foreign policy
04: Inspired by the thrill of exploration and a greater love
04: Richard Thompson - "Why don't you come and ease your mind with me"
02: Barbaric events vs the Scottish Enlightenment
31: Staffordshire pottery
31: Music to my ears - Harpist Claire Jones
31: "Let them talk" - Hugh Laurie
30: For lovers of English
28: Heroism in Afghanistan from all three Services recognised
28: "Britain's oldest boy band" takes the charts by storm
28: Dreaming about roses
26: A thought-provoking evening in London
22: Prince William visits scenes of natural disasters in Australia
19: Something deep in the Queen's heart
19: A note about the weather and the moon in England
19: The Winter's Tale
19: The spirit of generosity
18: Japan earthquake: for the defiant Brits who stay in Tokyo, a quiet pint
18: Just how bad is the Japan nuclear crisis?
17: Prince William thanks earthquake rescue workers in Christchurch
16: When the impious rule
16: The hazards of the EU
14: Bring Harry Potter home?
14: Tears for Terence Rattigan's Flare Path
12: Ashley Mote deconstructs the UK Census - brilliant and chilling
12: Britain's birthright
12: Folly or science? March 19th conference on climate change
11: "Courage, passion, devotion, unadorned beauty" - Jane Eyre
10: The bodies of soldier Liam Tasker and his Army dog return home
10: Judge rugby-tackles escaping sex offender
09: "Rise like Lions"
08: Morte Point, North Devon - generous inheritance
07: Building to last
07: Art in clothes and watercolours
05: A Trillion Pound Horror Story
05: Barnsley by-election - those who show up win
02: There is a reason that Qaddafi doesn't have nuclear weapons
01: Happy St David's Day
28: SAS, SBS and Royal Marines make Libya rescues
28: King's Speech wins the Oscars; the King's wink; the unsung ballerina
25: Prince William and Catherine Middleton celebrate the 600th anniversary of St Andrews
25: A little country turn
24: A note on CCTVs
23: Update: New Zealand earthquake: an expat's story
23: Hero Chris Hooper throws armed robbers out of shop
22: New Zealand update
22: Dissipation becomes redemption: Big-game hunter David Lloyd
22: A sad day in New Zealand
21: Mystery of the lost 9th Legion may be solved
21: The real record of Britain's floods
19: Pickles hopefully not in a pickle as he tackles extravagant local councils
19: A royal note
19: 'It's time to end this addiction to benefits'
18: Sir David Hare
17: East is East
16: The soul in balance
15: Treasured Island
15: 'Greece, Ireland and the EU bailouts: the end of democracy in Europe'
14: Poignant Valentine
14: 'A century-old tale of radical Islam and Western appeasement that's eerily familiar'
14: Faulks on Fiction, a new book by the novelist
14: Baftas - a bit boring?
14: Top 1% pay 25% of taxes
11: George V - he may have looked stuffy, but quite a few of his views were ahead of his time
11: Current Royal residences
11: Firebrands who are 'presentable, humorous and above all relevant'
10: 'Nailing his colours to the mast', but where is the PM sailing to?
10: You'll never look at Monoply the same way again
09: 'Lord Pumice Stone'
08: Get your hands off our trees
08: Ronald Reagan in Grosvenor Square
07: 'They wanted us to be English'
07: 'Buckets full of beauty': Watercolours
07: 'Let's say goodbye to Strasbourg and its daft decisions'
07: Solar weather forecast
06: Appeasing evil - and those who refuse to do so
04: President Obama: Who will he sell out next?
04: Secret intelligence
03: Classic Chandler
03: 'The real reason for killing it off'
02: On the subject of free speech
01: Thrilling: A new show of Pre-Raphaelite drawings
01: 373,000 get-out-of-the-EU petitions carried to 10 Downing Street
01: A constitutional court case?
31: British history and a historic court decision on Obamacare
31: Composer John Barry - Out of Africa, Bond, the Lion in Winter, Born Free
31: Egypt: What a pity
28: A little fun
27: UK engineer develops own life-saving implant
26: Happy Australia Day
26: Oscar nominations for British artists
26: Blocking rogue cancer gene could stop disease
25: Climategate redux
25: Quantum Entanglement Could Stretch Across Time
25: Robert 'Rabbie' Burns
25: Bobby Boyle
22: TS Eliot Prize attracts a cloud of poets
22: 'If I were able to cross your threshold, and speak to you myself. . .'
22: We are not responsible for Islamic violence
21: The cold feast day
20: Remembering Montfort and the bachelor knights
19: 'Am I my brother's keeper?'
19: Terrific British men
19: 'With vulnerability and fortitude'
19: Floods bring out Australian teamwork
17: John Gross - the best-read man in Britain
17: Letter from a correspondent at Liverpool and Port Sunlight
14: The bravery of women
13: Thomas Tallis -the sound of many voices
12: Riding the seas of prosperity
12: "The plot thickens" - Met Office predictions and the Government
11: Working hard, defended by SAS
11: Whistleblower from SAS helps to put corrupt MP behind bars
10: 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes
10: The King's stammer and selflessness
07: England's Ashes
07: Eat locally
06: Twelfth Night's epiphany
06: The Runnymede Messenger January 2011
05: Kathryn Gray discovers a supernova
05: On a Devon walk, remembering the Countryside March
05: Terence Rattigan's 100th
03: A very smart man - one of the few who took down the Shark - Richard Pendered
03: A dumb dim light bulb
03: "Spotting and plotting" National Coastwatch is on the job
01: Fantastic fireworks and incandescent Book
31: Happy New Year to freedom lovers
30: WWII hero Charlie Boyce
30: Christmas in England
27: A happy end to the Hampshire Hunt on Boxing Day
24: Have a merry and happy Christmas
21: Alison Balsom's warm and golden trumpet
21: There's a mini Ice Age coming? Piers Corbyn's prophecy
20: Sledges, snowmen and snowballs are back
18: The countryman and the carol
17: Winter Festival, Christ Church Spitalfields
17: Judi Dench voted greatest stage actor
17: An Anglo-American tea party
17: He's a turkey
16: Happy Birthday, Jane
16: The Beowulf Manuscript
16: London update
15: Runnymede Messenger
14: The Brit behind Christmas Cards
14: British Social Attitude report finds people less supportive of the welfare state than in the 1980s
13: Oprah and Charles Dickens
13: Student fee 'savings' will be thrown away
13: Mark Steyn on multiculturalism and Britain's contribution to the world
13: "Snooty Europhiles should be forced to crawl in penitence"
11: In the bleak midwinter
11: Charming plus formidable equals 'Debo' Mitford
10: Prince Charles responds bravely
10: Christmas Crackers - filed under news you can't use
09: The Army moves in
09: "What makes a great Lear?"
08: Bryn Terfel and Patrick Stewart reflect on crossovers and emotion in music and theatre
08: Words from a piper
08: How science works
06: Wing Commander 'Butch' Barton
06: Why is Greenland so rich these days?
06: St Gilbert of Fleet Street
04: Pamela Stephenson having fun on the dance floor
04: OO7 has returned - as a computer worm
04: Sunlit Uplands - a new blog
04: Churchill on socialism, millionaires and the foundation of our liberties
01: "What is the sense of being against a man simply because of his birth? How can any man help how he is born?"
01: AN IDEA ABROAD IN THE WORLD
30: Happy St Andrew's Day
30: The BBC finally talks about corruption and waste in the EU
29: "How long have you owned a car?"
29: Let us raise a glass to the campaigners who kept us out of the Euro
29: "You English still manage to produce clear thinking politicians"
26: 'bout time -THE Daily Express today becomes the first national newspaper to call for Britain to leave the European Union
25: Happy Thanksgiving! Old teachings made new
22: Musical paths
22: Irish bail-out is a bad deal
22: Margaret Thatcher knew the single currency would devastate Europe
20: John Muir - his path into the wilderness
20: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
20: Country matters
18: All over England, green land is being defended
18: Cornwall under water, and yet
16: Engaged - Prince William to marry Miss Catherine Middleton next year
15: One Language, Many Voices at the British Library
15: NOT on the roll of honour - Steve Brine MP
13: Parliament's Roll of Honour
13: Margaret Thatcher on 'Were the Brits better?' and 'Did her government divide the nation?'
13: One of our favourite writers - Robert Louis Stevenson was born today
11: Remembrance Day and music to remember them by
10: Riding home wounded from the English Civil War
08: You can search Inside the Inheritance
08: England and the arts
06: A real explosion
05: Remember, remember
04: Beautiful books and the doctor who went bankrupt to create one
03: 'Giving Up Sovereignty Is a High Price to Save a Currency U.K. Never Adopted'
02: Don't tread on me
02: England Calling
02: A cure for the common cold may finally be achieved as a result of a remarkable discovery in a Cambridge laboratory
02: Working-class voters
01: 'We need to become revolting'
30: 'People have a lot more government than they can or will pay for'
30: 'The Eurocrats must learn that they have no divine right to our money'
30: Mary's trip to England
29: A poem for death
28: Murder in The Forest
26: The Royal Ballet exhibition at The Lowry and the X Factor
25: The secret eloquence of English slang
25: A very cold winter coming?
24: A note about kindness
23: The editor who polished Jane Austen's novels?
21: Horatio Nelson - A politically incorrect hero
20: Cutting the budget and ducking the question
20: The extraordinary gallantry of the George Cross heroes
19: Vocalist Emma Kirkby - silvery stillness
19: Winston Churchill's 'black dog'
16: The stories of courage behind Lord Ashcroft's collection of heroic medals
15: A history of the world in 100 objects - and our nomination for the 101st
14: Unsung Chilean mine heroes
14: Update on Linda Norgrove
13: Joan Sutherland
13: Howard Jacobson: Smiling all the way to the 2010 Man Booker prize
12: Are we really going to sit back and watch the EU spend more of our money?
11: Linda Norgrove's life testifies to her courage and compassion and to the civilisation that nurtured her
11: A British teacher, Katharine Birbalsingh, tells the truth about state education
09: The British Red Cross marks 125th birthday
09: How corruption destroys a people
09: Reflections on match play in golf
08: Information & question about Big Ben
07: Poetry by Ted Hughes; National Poetry Day celebrated
06: Stranger in a strange land - Tyndale the brave
06: RAF Search and Rescue
06: Roger Helmer: Has the Coalition (and the Conservative Party) lost the plot on the EU?
05: Sir Norman Wisdom, the Brit who cheered up Albanians
05: British In Vitro Pioneer Wins Nobel
04: Magna Carta and America
04: Blair & Brown loathed the vital, democratic Commonwealth
01: At Celtic Manor
01: It's not in the stars, it's in my genes
01: A kingdom in a newspaper
29: Hugh Hewitt interviews Ken Follett
28: Daniel Hannan's letter to America
28: Couldn't resist this record
28: Margaret Thatcher doing the impossible
28: Jim Heselden
27: Love Never Dies
27: Conversing with a panther in Brighton
27: Global cooling
23: Where am I?
22: A silent scream from World War One
22: Another extraordinary exhibit at the V&A
21: The curious case of morality and eternal life
21: Mists and mellow fruitfulness
21: British high fashion
20: King's Speech wins in Toronto
20: Thinking about what the Pope said
20: Eurocracy Fiddles While Continent's Economy Declines
18: EU's latest threat - Monday the 20th
18: The nature and soul of the Pre-Raphaelites
18: A good review
16: Could opponents of the EU do this?
15: Messing about
14: Hello? Anybody home?
14: Helen Mirren as Prospera in The Tempest
14: Earth with good heart
13: Geert Wilders in New York - and a critical historical note
13: The most popular Proms ever
11: Birdsong on stage
11: September 11th remembered
10: Gifts of the spirit
10: Tonight at the Proms
10: What if an earthquake hit and nobody died?
09: Cardinal Newman
08: 2010 Man Booker Prize Shortlist
08: BBC fails to understand the Tea Party
04: The quintessential argument
03: Right now
30: Share the Inheritance is here and it's ready for you
27: Peter Hitchens and Hugh Hewitt talk about cultural revolution and God
25: The power of No
25: On pubs and libraries
23: The name is Abbott
23: The winds of the Internet
21: British surnames
20: As the countries of Europe fell and battle raged in the skies above Britain
17: A happy note
16: JULY-AUGUST SOS
15: For the Virgin Mary, music lovers and car appreciators
12: The last steps are the hardest
09: The beginning
07: The long leap to Broadway
04: What good am I?
04: Fighting for his honour and the jury system
31: 'We do it from the ground up'
30: Saving millions
29: Marden Henge discovery
29: The Fall of Giants
27: The bells of freedom
26: Roaming Africa
26: 'Cheap, cheerful and carbon-free'
24: Back in the weather
20: We are the defenders
19: Tory rebels
19: Digging Shakespeare
19: Biddulph on boys
19: 'The Reluctant Saint'
17: The British Open
16: Recalling the men who fought Napoleon
16: Victorian statistics can be revealing
15: The power of remembering
15: 'Bulletproof custard'
15: Tribute to murdered soldiers
14: Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day?
14: The real truth about the World Cup and domestic violence
13: Treasure in Britain
13: Bohemian life
12: Historians locate King Arthur's huge Round Table
12: Cicely Saunders and the hospice movement
10: Ways with Words
09: Ghostly voices
08: The world's largest flower show
08: Ancient settlements in Britain
06: Make your voice heard
05: A man who took 'If' seriously
03: Freedom Lovers and Nation Makers on Independence Day
02: Climbing the walls
01: Happy Canada Day!
01: Responses to defending yourself
30: An intimate Moore
29: To be able to defend yourself
28: No travelogues, please
28: Provocative sports commentary
26: A walker's note
25: A walk into Winchester
25: Sailors' knives and crazy PC
23: Necessary dismantling
23: Glad to be alive, with help from a poet
22: 'Why is the euro like climate change?'
22: Freedom Association's budget thoughts
22: English Cricket
21: Midsummer night's eve
19: In France
18: Our finest hour
17: Beauties and myths of Magna Carta
16: Summer in Norfolk
16: President Obama's latest speech on the spill
16: Dame Mirren on marriage
15: Edwardian childhood
15: The doom industry
14: The obvious answer
14: Bryson at home
14: A Shakespeare question
12: The World Cup and all that
12: The infamous 'squad' pie
09: To Baggy Point
08: Wedding bells
03: The question of guns
02: 'Don't take anybody's word for it'
01: 'A man is as old as his arteries.'
31: Thanking them for their courage
27: 'A strange fleet appeared'
26: British economist Tim Congdon explains frightening drop in the money supply
26: Here! Chelsea Flower Show 2010
25: 'Liberate to stimulate'
24: Happy Victoria Day - oh, dear
24: Shock wave
24: Down Ampney
21: Her face slips from hand to hand
20: The Nightingale
19: 'A bonfire of unnecessary laws'
18: Our sentiments exactly
18: Enough of Robin Hood?
18: Still missing the elephant in the room
17: A disheveled day
17: All in the family
15: 'They don't realize what girls are capable of' - Jessica Watson
14: Only Men Aloud win Classical Brits
14: Man in a hurry with a heart
14: Reviewing Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and Vanessa Redgrave
13: Out and about England
12: 'A puissant people superbly self-confident'
12: Britain's greatest myths and legends
11: New Conservative Prime Minister and his Lib-Dem deputy - a solid bit of carpentry?
11: Friends of freedom in Canada
11: Bond rescues islanders
10: Exburys in the park
10: 'What Is Going on in Blighty?'
08: 'You will not be overcome'
08: The 65th Anniversary of V-E Day
08: Election failures and opportunities
08: Flying over British Columbia
06: Thoughts about the future from The Queen, a soldier, Simon Cowell and flooded Nashville
06: Chelsea peony promise
06: Restoring Britain's prosperity - hurry up
05: May Calendar
05: Simon Cowell blazes - on the election
05: Sunrise tomorrow
04: An American explains why the Eurozone doesn't work
04: The remarkable woman who founded the Tudor Dynasty
04: Heaven on earth
03: The next election and the crusts of slavery
03: We'll meet again
01: A gift
01: 'Erring on the side of caution'
01: Code of Conduct for MPs and a shocking question
30: Foyle's back; wish he were entering Parliament
29: Why you must not vote Labour or Lib-Dem
29: Cartoonists in Shrewsbury
29: Another heroine - Maya Black confronts candidate Clegg
28: A new heroine - pensioner confronts Prime Minister; PM covers himself in mud
28: Oligarchic capitalists collude with government
27: Abide with me
27: Canadian history
27: RAF Squadron Leader 'Stapme' Stapleton
27: A Prime Minister who knew what she stood for
27: In defence of Eliot
26: Cricket uproar in India
26: 'Good verse, bad verse and chaos'
26: Extravagance, imprisonment and Revenge
23: Happy Birthday, Will
23: A hero for you and for England
22: Seeing further
20: The Walpoles - politics as a source of wealth
19: Not dancing to death - Moira Shearer
18: In defence of 'the bright inheritance of English freedom'
17: Why is it so hard to believe that Shakespeare wrote his plays?
17: Inspired by a volcano
17: The difference between power and money
17: Senators in Canada defend free speech - with what results?
16: Aitken Clark, Conservationist
16: Another circle, another form of love
14: Garden of the Year
14: The English Music Festival - the Spirit of England
13: 'A modest proposal'
13: 'The eerie silence'
12: Quasars viewed from Edinburgh
10: In Edinburgh with Alexander McCall Smith
09: We trusted them
09: The EU: Fuss-Potting at a Price
09: British artist tries to protect coral reefs with 400 underwater sculptures
08: A day of happy hours
08: Battle of Britain, radar and carrots
08: Well said
07: For those interested in tea party ideas in action
07: The faces of April
06: Hanging by a thread - Teddy Donaldson
06: When gifts are replaced by rights
04: Happy Easter!
03: The question Canada will answer
02: A county branch line
02: An unprecedented defence
02: The British British Columbian
01: April fools
31: John Donne - 'love's mysteries'
31: Why Wodehouse
31: Jeff Beck
30: The healing power of literature
30: Fighting a Dragon
29: Warriors and monsters
29: Of kings and monsters
27: Ian McEwan's latest novel
26: Stratospheric photo ingenuity
25: Lady Godiva's response today
23: BRITANNIA'S turbulent history
23: Memories: Men of valour
22: Where I was Saturday night
22: Euro cracks
22: The explorers and the magnolias
22: Lord Pearson - 'Start the forces of change'
22: Landscape gardener Anthea Gibson
20: 'Be near me'
19: His sense of humour helped him to weather storms
18: Frank Field reveals his candid opinion on the future of Britain
18: British detectives
17: The middle aged saint of second chances
16: Billy Elliot at five
16: Cure the vices
16: We are 'forever floored'
15: Making a garden
15: "Where are the crowds of revenue slaves?"
13: Line of light illuminates Hadrian's Wall - and history
12: March SOS
12: Victoria: A Royal Love Story with political implications
11: Chef Jamie Oliver coming to America
11: Jubilant Christopher Smart
10: Brit wit
10: Young writer on Liberty
10: Not idle
08: Shot between the eyes, RAF pilot keeps flying
08: No, that's not Robin Hood
08: Taking inspiration from Alice
06: Defending freedom of speech - Round 2
06: March Calendar
06: Never too late to celebrate Wales
06: The son of Hamas
03: "Not your obvious first choice"
03: Winston S. Churchill - 1940-2010 - defender of the defenders
03: Clinton, Obama sell out Britain, Falkland Islanders
02: 39 steps
02: Ancient and modern views
02: Dalrymple on Europe
01: Canada sets record at Winter Games
01: Brighton Tea Party
28: I vow to thee, my country
27: English 'champagne'
27: Love Bade Me Eat
26: Exposing myths about drug addiction, education and the NHS
25: On Orkney
24: Stuart Wheeler's new book -"What we need"
24: Economic policies that work - for governments and families
24: Brighton Tea Party
24: Eamonn Butler's Alternative Manifesto
23: Skating a dream
22: George Washington
22: Why juries work best
22: It's hard to ignore Bafta
22: Dedication to detail brings gold
22: A study in contrasts
20: Seeing visions
20: Chariots of Fire
18: What does it take to be a Brit (and how would I know)?
18: "Dazzling, record-breaking relief"
18: The problem of the Leviathan
17: Sade and her band at the top
17: Is this what a nation wants?
17: Straight talk
16: A British native
16: Latest EU crisis
16: Resounding cheers
16: Soldiers in Afghanistan
15: Time to take a long, cool look
15: Dick Francis, CBE
15: Lucky people
14: Valentine's Day
13: An Anglican priest and a banker
12: Following the money - $, £ and € leading "manmade climate change"
12: New fuel, men in black
11: An innocent scientist
10: The 'Rotten' Parliament gives way to a new ethos?
10: The 'Rotten' Parliament gives way to a new ethos?
10: EU stealthily attacks right to trial by jury
10: Worth thinking about
09: Anthony Daniels on Virginia Woolf and Ayn Rand
08: Sounds like fun
08: No answer to that
08: One hundred years
06: Another IPCC climate prediction bites the dust
06: Oh, what a game!
06: 'Soldier of Love'
06: 'A tour of Hell in evening dress'
06: Shackleton's whisky discovered in Antarctic
06: Working out with British classics
05: Criminal liability?
05: Joseph Dean - defending his country
04: The Scots-Irish connection to American common sense
04: A Scattering
04: The land and the sea
03: A hero acts
03: Author Theodore Dalrymple to discuss life, politics and work as an inner-city doctor
02: February calendar up
02: You may think you will never be in trouble
02: A thousand miles up the Nile
01: Saluting North
01: Buccaneer goes under the sea
30: In the stars
30: What to do about parties
30: Electoral reform
29: The Victoria Cross
29: "Still open"
28: Making a perfectly beautiful pocket knife
28: In praise
28: Royal comparisons
27: Russell Page
25: Request from a reader
25: Burns's night - brothers and sisters for a' that
24: 'Because it is better'
23: Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
22: 10 best gifts given by Brits to the world
22: Lost Cause
22: On to Vancouver
21: Goathland - from neolithic cairns to the 'master of marvels' in the Yorkshire Moors
21: About prosperity and freedom
20: Meanwhile, back in 1265
20: Golden reflections - Cary Grant
20: Former British colonies top world's freest and most prosperous places; U.S. falls
19: 'Shot' heard in Washington
19: Rupert Hamer - 'You can’t report the war without going to the front line'
19: Gardener John Cushnie remembered
18: 'Hitler's stones' to be part of monument to the Royal Engineers who helped defeat him
18: Martin Luther King's "great wells"
18: Thoughts on midwinter spring, sweet scent and forgotten botanical discoveries
16: Will golfers give their consent? Will we?
15: The Orwell Prize
15: Birthday at the British Museum
15: A cornucopia of British artists
15: British rescuers arrive in Haiti
14: Who else is there?
13: Benedict Biscop
13: Back to the misty hills
12: Back soon
11: "Rescue from the Air"
11: Elizabeth Gaskell - finding love, facing tragedy
09: POW, rugby player, pioneering heart disease researcher
09: Snowy Britain
09: The Voice of the Resistance
09: Coping in Ripon
07: "Hearts the size of eiderdowns"
07: A few individuals
05: Epiphany on Twelfth Night - becoming greater than everything we feared
05: Birds protected from hunting during freeze
04: Getting to the bottom of it
04: "This is a country of courage and character"
02: Righting wrongs
02: PD James rattles Beeb Director
02: New Year's wish for bloggers
31: Happy New Year!
30: 'Springs of strength and joy'
30: Reasons for Optimism
29: 'Baby, it's cold outside'
28: Sacking the despots
28: 'The Case Against the New Year'
24: Merry Christmas!
23: Love bade me welcome
22: Coming home
19: John Wastell, a mystery
19: Saluting Batten's decision
18: The Royal Meterological Society - an appalling conclusion
18: News from Ed & Will in Wales
18: 'The Second Battle of Copenhagen" - Inside Report
18: Spam net catches innocent
17: "A bright, clear jet of light"
17: Good news - Unlocking the entire genetic code of cancer
17: Our opinion
17: "I do beg you" - Lord Monckton speaks with a Greenpeace campaigner
16: Happy birthday, Jane
15: Happy Bill of Rights Day
15: What the trees said
14: In the bleak midwinter
14: In Africa, fighting Rommel - "Sit down, Yank, and have a cup of tea; we'll figure a way out of this"
14: Quote for Copenhagen and the smoking gun in Darwin
14: On baby faces
12: Gripping stuff - world's first bionic fingers
12: In Copenhagen
11: Remembering them - a doctor in the trenches
10: War, gardening and saving his house
10: A few clues
09: A big little man, Flight Lieutenant Alfred "Lew" Cody
08: Singing Handel's Messiah, even if you can't sing
08: White Knight's "Britomart"
07: New galleries open at the V&A
07: Thinking about the Beatles
05: Update on Paul McCartney
05: Richard Todd CBE
05: Met Office to re-examine 160 years of climate data, including treasure trove
04: Standing with love and courage
04: Unexpected gifts from mystery writers
03: The truth will out - Would fraud by any other name smell less foul?
03: Musing on the weather
03: Christmas Stamps suggest Holiday's spirit
02: Australia's Senate sinks cap and trade
02: Speaking of trouble
01: Hard to take this in
01: Julie Andrews feminist?
01: December Calendar
30: Happy St Andrew's Day
30: Freedom of information
28: A beautiful man
28: The best historical fiction
28: Cameras in the kingdom
27: Faces of Scotland
27: Kate Nesbitt, a Royal Navy medic, receives Military Cross
27: Clearing the decks
27: Books 2009
25: Happy Thanksgiving
24: Bad weather - surely we are not this easily gulled?
24: Roses 2010
24: On the ball in Britain
23: Lord Monckton is angry at global warming deceit
23: Delia Smith, CBE
23: Susan Boyle -a voice "haunting, beautiful and innocent"
21: Global warming emails updated
21: In the dust, 'bell-like' tones
21: Global warming emails updated
20: "Stop picking on fat people"
20: Father-of-four killed in flood while helping others to safety
20: Many good people
19: Lost London
19: Aussie pilot
19: A wise woman in a murderous time
18: Andy Serkis plays Screwtape
17: D-Day piper to be honoured by the French
17: Gerald Warner
17: Mortimer and Rumpole remembered
16: Speaking from an English palace and a Chinese plane
14: A new biography of the "Inimitable"
14: What would Jane do?
13: A passion for landscapes and people - Paul Sandby
13: Update on Nelson and Sgt Munley
12: Enchanted April
12: Operation mincemeat
12: Why surrender?
11: Graham Blackburn
11: Remembering them
10: 17th century British law protects rights of fishermen and local towns
10: November SOS
09: British spies foiled a terrorist plot to blow up the New York subway
09: Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley, Nelson and Jack Aubrey
09: Unstoppable Margery Kempe
08: Remembrance Day Sunday
07: Plagues, wars and life at Foxton
07: 'When thou art gone'
06: Poppy appeal
06: An ancient custom - what if government bills were read aloud?
06: Music from three soldiers
05: Please, don't go back to the 1970s
05: My Guy Fawkes 2
04: Seeing red
04: Britain loses one of its finest - Staff Sergeant Olaf Sean George Schmid
03: A hero - Louis Jackson
03: "Truth is truth"
03: The colour of the universe
02: November calendar
02: Hiking history
01: The saints
31: A good day in the defence of freedom
30: The news is awfully new
30: William Fox Talbot
29: Seven questions that keep physicists up at night
28: Of immigration and Holbein
28: As time goes by
28: Another reminder
27: British Constitution Conference meets Saturday
26: Suffragettes too militant?
26: He found the door into the light
24: British Police relaunch Lockerbie bombing investigation
24: Helen Mirren wins best actress at Rome Film Festival
24: The 'Royal & Ancient' game's earliest records
24: Dark-Sky Park
23: Kingfisher - Tales from the Halcyon River
23: Too big to fail leads to failure
23: "I yet may change these shadows!"
22: The Crunch
22: A small boy climbs
21: A memento from Trafalgar
21: Waiting for candlelight
21: Sadly we agree
20: An English poet, a British admiral and Greek freedom
20: "What he thinks to do with me. . ."
20: A mystery
19: Lord Christopher Monckton's incendiary report on the governing classes and "climate change"
19: At Sir John Soane's Museum - out of disappointment, a gift
19: Gymnast Beth Tweddle wins World Championship gold with a little help
19: In his honour - Button sews up the Formula One world championship
17: Hitchcock's Rebecca
17: Curiouser and curiouser!
16: The Fossil Hunter
16: Thomas Hardy
15: That is how problems always look at first
14: His horses will miss him
14: 'There you go,' said Sir Tim Berners-Lee
14: Mrs Shoesmith
13: Not quite forgotten
13: On time
13: Campaigner stows away to save Adelaide from the wrecker
12: Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians
12: Several thousand years of commons expertise
12: Autumn reading
12: "I am glad to die for my country"
12: SOS to The Queen, David Cameron and Vaclav Klaus
10: Elizabeth Blackburn
10: Ed and Will looking for a place to practice (shiver) winter lore
09: Remembering John Lennon on his birthday
09: "All must have prizes"
08: Burning Turner at the Tate?
08: Wondering about the Normans and invasions today
08: Agatha Christie at home
07: Battle of Hastings weekend - what was saved
07: Is the forced marriage over?
06: Nobel prize in physics
06: William Tyndale's day
06: Warriors for plain English
05: Around the Wrekin
05: British eyes on the Czechs
03: Sad Irish vote
03: Why are we still reading Charles Dickens and George Eliot?
03: Monty Python, Michael Palin & the British Empire
02: Into the Vale of the White Horse
01: October calendar
01: Leaving her garden at the end of summer
30: On their way Saturday
30: A birthday
29: Sting, Trudi Schyler, Robert and Clara Schumann & the mystery of love
29: Come again
29: Remembering the good
29: The emperor has no clothes
28: Stability and light, harmony and pleasure
28: Foreign developments that may interest you
26: The man who changed the face of Britain - passionate Pugin
26: No expenses spared
25: A patient man
24: Anglo-Saxon hoard unearthed
24: Wildlife on camera
24: War and entertainment
24: Wounded heroes
23: Ultrasound pioneer John Wild
23: Cookers, eater and bittersweets
23: Goodwood Revivial
22: Drawing until the lights went out
22: We've had the same feeling
21: Magna Carta, the environment and the EU
21: Largest half-marathon in the world
21: Better late than never
21: The Dutch remember
19: A quiet Brit, kidnapped by al-Qaeda, rose to the occasion
19: Debating the Really Big Questions of the Universe
18: On to London - a hello from Ed and Will
18: "The breathtaking girl next door"
17: In Praise of Constitutions
16: Imagining King Arthur
16: The Elizabeth Cross in the light of government failures
15: Battle of Britain Day
14: "Friendship and esprit de corps and decorum"
14: "Wild horses couldn't drag me away"
12: Tea party
11: 9-11 - What do we remember?
10: Heritage Open Days - September 10th - 13th
10: UPDATE British soldier died to free NY Times journalist
10: 'This is the moment"
09: Being a report from distempered times
09: British soldier dies to free NY Times journalist
09: Not out of Africa?
08: The Langdales
07: A hero at 100
07: What is the real story?
07: The Genesis Enigma
05: A reader reminds us of one of the great mysteries of World War II
05: A word from Obed Ramotswe
03: A day of historic dates for kings and people
03: The man who fought River Blindness
02: Excellent free speech news from Canada - AND UPDATE
01: Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks
01: Nice catch - holy islands
31: Simple examples of value
31: 'Vast white five-pound notes'
31: We'll meet again
28: Brave British forces without leadership
27: The brave and the true
27: Michael Perham triumphs again - he sails round the globe alone
25: "Again, gentlemen"
25: Making strongly centralized political organizations uncomfortable
25: Great reporter gone
25: Play the field
24: Great men
24: Cricket between cousins
24: About politicians
22: Easy way to save money and enjoy yourself
21: The men of Stratford Hall - Insights for today
21: Sweet cricket
20: BBC reveals that Arctic Ice melt is a falsehood
20: "Not against the police, just. . ."
19: Missing Lord Deedes
18: Comets seed life?
17: The Ashes
17: Heroic dog honoured on Hong Hong Kong Veterans Memorial Wall
17: Replies to Harry Patch and a desperately important lesson
17: Dr Dart in Afghanistan - courage under fire
15: Thinking about the 'Last Tommy' and desperately important lessons
15: Health care debate
14: 'Something evermore about to be'
13: Mayor of Doncaster inspires
13: Books for 4, 14, 40 and forever
13: Return of rugby and golf to the Olympics
12: On our way
11: Keep walking
11: Protection under the law and Don Pacifico
10: Giving a hand to young people
10: Off the streets and into the kitchen
10: King George III not forgotten
10: Poets and soldiers in Afghanistan
08: Is there anything we will fight to defend?
07: Tennyson's 200th - spreading his arms to the wind and love
06: State secrets
05: "Breathes there a man"
05: Far from home
04: The bachelor knights
04: An issue of freedom and economics - Cut the costs of Parliament by half
04: News on the intelligence of dogs and cats
03: 'I am a part of all that I have met'
01: Deciding where to go
31: You'll want to help the Irish
31: Sir Bobby Robson
30: The housing crisis explained
30: "Condemned by their own laptops"
30: A grandfather in action
29: Help for heroes
28: In Afghanistan
27: Lunch at the Whip
24: Britain's most successful Tour de France winner to date
24: Tribute to a doctor
24: Orwellian controversy
23: In the picture
23: Live to fight another day
23: The terrible history behind the EU
22: The golf philosopher
22: Straight talk about nuclear reactors and taxes
22: Straight talk about nuclear reactors and taxes
21: The Mayor of Doncaster
20: A good Englishman at Lord's
20: Jane Austen at Chawton
18: Michael Savage has the last laugh
18: Apologies -
18: Helpful words for those playing the British Open
17: The Age of Wonder
16: Heaven and Earth - Aussie geologist rejects global warming
15: Heroes coming home
15: The Sun
15: "An angel's tear"
14: Lunar laughter
14: The Joneses sing of home
13: Lord Willoughby de Broke urges Constitutional Reform to correct delusions of grandeur and to save British freedom
13: Ted Kenna, VC
13: Peaceful reflections
11: Big Ben 150 today
11: What Shakespeare would like
09: Remember the Iranian people
09: Teamwork at the Tour de France
09: Round the world on the back of a motorbike
09: Commander Dalgliesh reflects on the four Ls of crime
08: The myth of power and control - Bateson and the Pope
08: Joanna Hall's mission - walking can change your body shape and keep you well
08: Ten of the best British walks from the Telegraph
07: The Grange
07: Tribute to soldiers killed in Afghanistan
07: "Flint-faced accountants"
06: Not afraid to lose his head
06: "If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same"
04: Andy Murray - taking his loss with grace
04: Hillsboro tea party
04: Happy Independence Day
03: Medical contributions
02: A pleasant walk through Hackney
02: The year to watch Wimbledon
01: Happy Canada Day!
01: July Calendar up
01: Mollie Sugden - Mrs Slocombe
30: To the lighthouse
29: Andy Murray triumphs in epic match
29: On a warm day in Britain
29: Good news for British workers
27: Lieutenant-Commander Max Shean
27: Science, the arts, sports. . .
26: The Victoria Cross - a poignant reason for valour
26: Australians shelve cap and trade
25: "All You Need Is Love"
24: BBC in Iran
24: A lesson from Bannockburn
23: Peter Greenaway in Venice
23: At Oxford and Cambridge this summer
22: Fathers - an endangered species
22: Being a friend
22: Nesting in Britain - the Swift
20: Sir Richard Dalton on Iran - Neda
20: Legal absurdities - a "modest" proposal
20: Global Cricket
20: Waterloo's impact
19: 18th century American reflections on the British Constitution
18: Of boys and heroes
18: Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb
17: The Divine Right of Politicians?
17: Sally Holmes
16: Updates - Magna Carta and Iran
16: Euro vice
16: "People like to be generous. . .with other people's money"
16: William Penn and Tehran
15: Boris Johnson asks, "Who the hell is now speaking up for the wealth creators of this country?"
15: Happy Magna Carta Day!
13: Wheat futures
13: The Prisoner
13: British spy stories
13: Orwell's 1984 turns 60
11: The painter of summer
10: Banned from Britain updates
10: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is 88
09: Passing the torch
09: Isle of Man TT
08: Roses in bloom
08: Election blues
06: 'They must lead themselves'
06: Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire before and after D-Day
05: Winged men
04: The lost colony and the flowering of freedom
04: Saluting the 51st
04: Sarah Campbell - working under pressure
03: Dr House
03: A big remodel
02: The blood of R. arboreum - packed in brown sugar
02: "Serving in Europe's Parliament Is A Cushy Job, but What's the Point?"
01: Off to the races - in pursuit of freedom
01: On the Great Glen Way
01: Ridley Scott and Winston Churchill
01: A British revolution?
31: Happy Birthday, Big Ben, and many happy returns
30: Back to 1100
29: Prince Harry at Ground Zero
29: Sowell on Burke and Obama
28: Freedom in the forest
27: Life in the country
27: James Bartholomew's Welfare State
26: British place names point silently to a new understanding of history
26: How long can the pols ignore the polls?
25: Memorial Day
23: He did it - Ran Fiennes
23: Spy fiction and history
23: Old legends
22: Upholding the Covenant
22: Action! Action!
21: From Yeoman's Cottage
20: Will the violent bear it away?
20: Heroism in Port-en-Bessin
20: Helping your country
19: CS Lewis on the British government
19: Here and there in the garden
19: Has it finally occurred to Her Majesty? And to us?
19: 20 great British adventurers
18: Brother Cadfael and the Chelsea Flower Show
16: The Scandal and the Heroine
15: Baily's beads and financial lessons for today
15: The Sovereign is silent on sovereignty
14: Remembering their choices
13: The "masterpiece that killed Orwell"
13: Gardening on our minds
12: The Berlin Airlift
12: Col. Pickup
12: In bloom
11: As You Like It and MPs
09: Reweave the rainbow
09: Wounded soldier completes London Marathon
09: "You will not be overcome"
08: Happy V-E Day
08: The common sense that saved Canada's banks
06: Liberty or tyranny
06: Rowland Hill's counter-intuitive thinking
06: Free speech shines in darkness
06: For the record
05: Robert Adam in an imaginary country
05: Lord Monckton speaks; Savage savaged; liberty or tyranny?
04: Virgin's WhiteKnight 2 - update
04: Mrs T
04: The invisible cloak - coming?
04: The Derbys
02: "First it bowled me over. . ."
02: The old-new Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth
01: So frolic, so gay and so green!
01: May Calendar
01: The Act of Union
30: Why did they like Him?
29: A new look at beauty
28: Little Dorrit
28: Michael Caine and the government
27: Straight talk
27: Congressional democrats slam the door
25: Remembering their courage - ANZAC DAY
25: Speaking of gardens - incorrectly and vividly
24: A short delay
23: "Only to keepe the memory of so worthy a Friend & Fellow alive as was our Shakespeare"
23: There are good reasons for wanting George as your patron saint
22: St George's Day events tomorrow
22: Changing your life - Robin Knox-Johnston
21: Battling against 'the thing'
21: From Will, Ed and Ginger - 'watching for wonders'
20: Thanking those who risk their lives for us
20: Where to go wild
20: JG Ballard
18: The shot heard 'round the world
17: SOS - heroes and villains
17: Cry me a river
16: Three young men singing and walking round Britain
16: We the people
15: Dr Johnson and tea
15: Revolutionary tea parties
15: The George Cross in Malta
15: Grit and courage on the sea - 13 men with 12 legs
14: Economic news
14: Porridge - better sex, brains, literature?
13: Awake, mute heart
13: The power of Guido's blog
11: Happy Easter!
11: Durrell's 50th
11: The unmentionables and the revolutionaries of the Industrial Revolution
10: Hoping to see them
10: The heart of leadership
10: The right to silence established on Good Friday
09: Vimy Ridge
09: "Eloquent guitar, quiet man"
09: An English angel
08: The elephant snoring gently on the sofa
07: Julie Andrews - So!
06: Winifred Foley - a story of pluck and imagination
04: Drake and the Golden Hind
04: A very English journey
04: The "oddballs" opposed to more state spending
04: "Lost in fiction"
04: Hitler's endgame
03: Intimate portraits, psychological insights
02: New South Downs national park
02: "Desire the right"
01: The calendar is up
01: RAF Birthday today
31: Don't worry Britain - the President likes Oregon
31: Love's mysteries
30: Tom Paine yesterday and today
30: London to Brighton in four minutes
30: Forgotten voices of the secret war
28: The Horse Boy
27: The burned aviator, the star and the surgeon
26: The Victorians - "a fiery bundle of energy"
25: Cruise control confession
25: Lord Kilmarnock
25: Scruton explores humanism old and new
25: They found each other
25: Daniel Hannan - sinking the ship
24: Crucial features
24: New medieval gallery in British Museum opens
23: From rocks to ruin and back again
23: Putting scientific integrity on ice
23: A champion of scientific integrity
23: "A Victorian Novel in Stone"
21: Writing for you
20: O wild west wind
20: Who will it be?
19: Cure the vices
19: Natasha Richardson
18: Childhood memories of the Queen Anne
18: A pioneer of natural goodness
17: A second chance for a middle-aged guy
16: Test of Faith at Cambridge Science Festival
16: Who to believe?
16: Of persecutions
16: Mary Ward - living the mystery with "an open circle of friends"
14: Kipling in India
14: Roger Helmer MEP on children and wind farms
13: www at 20
13: The good of Queen Victoria
13: "Why Rules Matter" to your money
12: Risks to your money
12: Cheltenham Festival 2009
11: "One of those simple places where you can hear earth's voices"
11: Where are the faithful servants?
11: Welcome home Royal Anglians
10: Is that you, Will?
10: After politics, magnolias
09: The Commonwealth at 60-plus
09: Something special about Britain
09: The credit crunch
09: The vote on Turner's Fighting Temeraire
09: "Are You Tired?"
07: New Zealand has a different idea - "You Can't Spend Your Way out of the Crisis"
07: Cook here
07: RHS birthday
06: Slavery and steel
05: Count that day
05: More about honesty
04: George Harrison on current events
04: The Young Victoria
03: Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Carew
03: Cricketer Chris Broad a hero in Pakistani attack
02: The March calendar is up
01: Happy St David's Day
01: Update - tea parties
28: A personal story
27: The Convention/ Modern Liberty tomorrow
27: His "bark is worse than his bite"
26: Frank correspondence with The Queen and the Head of Constitutional Policy
26: Tea parties
25: Remembering Christopher Wren
25: Elizabethan technology
25: No magic bullet - Brooks looks back at Burke
24: A tribute to the Queen Mother
24: Boswell on being passive
23: The difference between England and Europe
23: Australians - "resilience, ingenuity, courage and selflessness"
23: Oscars for Kate Winslet, for Danny Boyle and Slumdog Millionaire and for Heath Ledger
21: News you can use
21: Handel in London
20: Kate Winslet is studious and she has learned something important
20: "May she defend our laws"
19: Big Ben
19: Flying against ID Cards
19: Remembering Australia's Pearl Harbor - and more
19: An economic prophecy?
19: Another "just-doing-my-job" rescue
18: The European Union and Gibbon's Roman Empire
18: "Thank you for coming back to me"
18: Courageous Terry Pratchett
17: Whither The Queen?
16: Never mind going just one way
16: The Altmark Incident
16: Resisting the Archbishop
16: "He has gone far along a difficult road"
14: Has it occurred to anyone?
14: No banking crisis in Canada
14: Responsible for Valentine's Day, too? Oh, gosh.
13: Bravo! Lord Pearson, Baroness Cox and Geert Wilders
13: Server upgrade
12: Darwin's transmutation
11: Geert Wilders and our freedom
10: Beavers, boar and wild horses
10: Australia rushes to help bushfire victims
10: Constitutional amateurs refute the experts
09: Elisabeth Beckett
09: BAFTA 2009
07: Charles Dickens
07: Fighting fire, floods and snow
06: Mick Imlah
06: Heroism - Harry Gregg
05: Dare to be wise
04: Victory and defeat at sea
03: Good cheer
03: The Scotland Yard Files
03: Not warming, but cooling
02: "Your contract with the people"
02: The February Calendar is up
02: Hurray, strikers!
30: Churchill on the King
30: Quote of the century
29: The Victoria Cross
29: The abyss and the Royal Assent
29: Interesting comments
29: British surnames
28: Thomas Gainsborough - illuminations on the road to failure and success
27: Down the garden path
27: NO2ID, NO to IDs for children
26: Mackay and popular delusions
26: Australia Day
26: Onward British Constitution
25: Robert Burns's 250th - "penetrating to the innermost labyrinth of the human heart"
24: Libera to appear on BBC1's Songs of Praise
23: Comments to The Queen's reply
23: The Countryside Remembered
22: Oscar nods
22: January reply from The Queen
22: A cracking reply
22: A reader wonders - "Obamaised"?
21: South Pole journey update
21: Steve White sailing round the world on behalf of Toe in the Water
21: Tim Congdon CBE speaks out
20: The bachelors of England
20: US President-Elect Obama's Inaugural Day
19: Our stubborn but changeable brains
19: Sleep, and help your heart
17: Painter and entrepreneur Henry Raeburn
16: Britain not in map of Europe
16: Sir John Mortimer RIP - "That’s the great thing about the Law, it gets you out of the house”
15: Against nepotism
15: The economy is an ecosystem, not a machine
14: SOS January
14: David Smiley, hero of cloak-and-dagger operations
14: Wealthy and free
13: A matter of life and death
12: Nano solar energy from Australia
12: Near Llangollen
12: Remembering Hillary
12: A nice haul of GGs
10: Golden are the globes
10: Shedding a little light
10: Darwin on the atoll
10: "The significant combat I saw with British soldiers made me respect them more with each battle"
09: Frost in England
09: Country sports
08: "And the signals flash through the night in vain"
08: Lawful rebellion
08: Early days, but
07: Music sales are up and so is honesty
07: Taking leave, saying hello
07: Modern phenologist honoured
07: 12 is a good number
06: Sir Alan Walters
06: Hunter of pirates
05: Discoveries on Twelfth Night
05: New nature series
05: Speaking as a child
03: Remembering a young boy's courage
03: End of a golden age?
03: Words of loss, defiance and hope
02: British names
02: English Cut economic news
02: The drumbeat
02: Looking back at Triscombe
02: In the beautiful midwinter
01: Race to the South Pole
01: Clairvoyance and better plumbing
01: Have a wonderful 2009
31: Consider England
31: Auld Lang Syne
31: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky
30: The promise of Putney
30: Huntington's hope
29: Lieutenant-Colonel Eric Wilson, VC
28: Westminster Abbey and the deep foundations of freedom
28: The practicality of religious liberty
27: GK Chesterton and his diverse admirers
27: Australia's sailors
27: Country triumph
26: Christian palavers in Africa
24: Merry Christmas!
23: With trembling hands
23: Lessons and Carols from Cambridge
23: He wept and laughed and wept again
22: Not complaining
22: Brits will rise
20: Organizing principles
20: An honest and courteous businessman
19: Off in the snow
18: Playing by the rules
18: The right to marry is not the right to a spouse
17: The usual culprit
17: Becoming the person she longed to be
16: Out-of-doors political activity anniversary
16: Jane liked men
15: British and American Rights
15: Global warming and Cock-a-Leekie soup
15: Simon de Montfort
15: The Queen's thread continues
15: An online glitch
13: Dr Johnson's feast day
13: Metric Martyrs score victory - preemptive jury nullification
12: Letter from Zimbabwe
12: Veritasse and CS Lewis
12: Kate Winslet - growing up
12: Graham Wood writes Mr Sturdy
11: Boris saves Christmas
11: A Christmas tree story
11: Is The Queen still sovereign?
10: A door into life
10: Christmas giving
10: Paradise Lost again
09: John Milton's 400th
08: Edwardian London was prepared to handle terror
08: A frosty morning at St Cross
08: The Queen's ministers lose the plot
06: Bad behaviour
06: Abolishing suttee
06: Resourceful doctors
03: The Speaker takes one end of the stick
01: Character in Bombay
01: The British character?
01: Winston Churchill on character
01: Letters regarding the arrest of Damian Green MP
30: Happy St Andrew's Day
29: The people's house
29: Courage in Bombay
28: In Los Angeles
28: Capturing the universe from the New Forest
28: The "invisible college"
28: Following Captain Cook through New Zealand's enthralling landscape
27: Coolness under fire in Bombay
27: Thanks giving
26: About the humble worm and modern research
26: Making bureaucrats pay in Singapore
26: Into Tut's tomb
25: Flying and thinking about libraries
25: Good news in Canada - free speech
24: John and Kristina's last dance
24: The people's design
24: Fishing hero
24: Who is looking out for the responsible people?
22: What the stones don't say
22: Speaking truth to power - Batten and the Bruges Group
22: Niall Ferguson book picks
22: Teaching Shakespeare to the US Navy
21: George VI - "this spirit of friendliness"
21: Bequests that stay with us
21: “The important things are the ones you don’t expect”
20: Tribute to Alistair Cooke
20: Women agents dared all to defeat Nazi Germany
20: The Ascent of Money
20: Billy Elliot
19: Hilda and the cowboy poet
19: Some like it cold
19: Responses to the The Queen's Letter
18: RNLI - the public came through
18: A clue about Adam Dalgliesh
18: Gurkha Justice Campaign
17: Letter from HM The Queen
17: Smiling at life, at death
17: The 'don't tell me' factor
15: Outliers - 10,000 hours of work
15: Successful global tour on penny farthing
15: An Anglo-Indian film masterpiece
14: The Prince at 60 - controversy and peace
13: Royal Navy has captured pirates - what happens next?
13: What Bond wants in a wife
13: BREAK, BLOW, BURN
13: Bottling the risk-taking spirits of entrepreneurs?
12: Jean Muir
12: Red poppies as the QE2 makes her last voyage
11: In the silence
11: Scottish pipers in Iraq
10: "One is not amused"
09: In the silence of remembrance
08: The First World War
08: Crashing china
08: Landing while blind
07: All that is gold
07: OED to the rescue
07: You may have noticed
07: Home Jane
07: Easy Virtue
06: Sport tribute
06: Poppy appeal
06: Quentin Blake
05: Time to plant a tree
05: My Guy Fawkes
04: William Penn's state is key to the US election
04: The November calendar
03: The secret ballot
03: Paula Radcliffe battles back from injuries
03: Lewis Hamilton triumphs
03: Whose arm doth bind the restless wave
01: The saints
31: Between the Sunlight and the Thunder
31: 80-year-old stops jewel thieves in Richmond
31: Iraqis to march in London to support Christians persecuted in Iraq
30: For more on enchantment
30: Buildings built to enchant
29: Prince William and Prince Harry attend Bond premiere; support Help for Heroes
29: Is liberty cracked - or not all it's cracked up to be?
28: Chesterton & Lewis warn against tyranny
28: Brits of the Iron Age
28: BC Britain remains mysterious
27: "Bond is well suited to ride out any kind of recession"
27: The more they attacked us, the stronger we became
27: Justice, not vegetables, in the balance
26: Finding a door into the light
25: Free Market Fairy Tales
25: Viking fashionistas?
25: Britain BC
24: Film footage of London in summer 1900
24: Sir Richard Branson's transatlantic attempt in jeopardy
24: A reliable ship in turbulent waters - English poetry
23: Population, wages and women as bear-baiters
23: Rebelling against speed cameras
23: New hope for reversing early-stage ms?
22: Richard Branson and Ben Ainslie try to outsail storm in Cross-Atlantic Challenge
22: How to handle the economic crisis
22: Siege, Elizabethan Garden and Elizabeth and Dudley romance
22: Sir Bob Geldof tells "a story that's not been told"
21: Horatio Nelson - A different point of view
21: An "in-built stubbornness"
20: A poet, an admiral and Greek freedom
20: An open letter from The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to Senator John McCain about Climate Science and Policy
20: Sharing the inheritance
18: Amid strife, love
17: Finding yourself at the Foundling Museum
17: Remembering Corporal Mark Wright
16: England roared
16: "No alternative" - Margaret Thatcher
16: Brit challenges NBA player
16: Celebrating Olympians
15: Robin Hood on Obama's tax plan
15: Grandmother chases down thieves
14: What they saved from 1066
13: Paddington Bear's anniversary and immigration
13: Greenwich Mean Time
13: The Royal Navy and pirates
13: Sour and sweet - university standings
13: A swell idea?
11: Autumn climax
11: A barbecue
11: The Ugly Duchess
10: When in crisis, think Shakespeare
09: Robert Grosseteste
09: Worth repeating
09: More than money at risk
09: An eye of gold
08: Book festivals small and large
07: Simpler times yesterday and today
07: Why is Australia sitting pretty?
07: E Union only goes so far
06: Brian Davis
06: EU hits iceberg of its own making
06: British woman skydiver freefalls above Everest
04: A brave man in stormy days
03: Self-rule - a wonderful old story
03: Intangible wealth?
02: Lord Shaftesbury
02: European Arrest Warrant debut
01: "Joyous fireworks"
01: Letter to HM The Queen
01: October calendar
30: Credit crunch bail-outs a threat to democracy?
30: Blindness as a cause for the latest financial crisis - and who did the blinding
30: Climate change update
29: The lion and the boy
27: Information pioneer Jan Nasmyth
26: McCain and Obama: Could they make it in the British Parliament?
26: Nurturing British genius
26: The Gods of the Copybook Headings
25: Megalithic insight
24: Bishop Tutu's rugby and cricket update
24: British Food
23: Adam Smith on Wall Street
23: TS Eliot
23: George Orwell's prophecy
22: Autumn again
20: Winged interlude
19: "The place was full of fragments salvaged from earlier lives"
19: BRITONS NEVER WILL BE SLAVES!
19: What would Dr Johnson say?
18: The price of dishonesty
18: Arnhem Bridge
18: Wheeler challenges Tories to take more assertive stance on EU
17: It depends on the British people
17: Did those feet?
16: Richard Wright
16: A formal education
16: What they loved
15: 2-year anniversary
15: Battle of Britain Day
15: Diver William Walker
15: Gary O'Donnell
13: Neeps and haggis for him
12: The Greek connection and a major discovery
11: Stop Crying
11: Theo Walcott
11: 9-11-1777 What If
10: What a guy - Chris Hoy
10: A frontier woman
09: What did John Adams know?
08: Frank North - He wanted to save lives
08: Lewis - ultimately skill and fairness will triumph
08: In Afghanistan with Anglo-American troops on a secret mission
06: The western spirit
05: Chestnuts in a bowl
05: Making fair decisions
05: About corpus juris
05: "Out of doors political activity"
04: Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature
04: What children want
03: White shirts
03: An interesting actress
03: A correction
03: Good luck at school
02: Resurgam: "I will rise again."
02: Trolls and the Petition of 1628
02: The next Maunder Minimum?
01: September calendar up
01: Remembering a Canadian war hero
01: Honesty in Keighley
30: Hurricane relief
30: What they love
30: Thinking about light in economic darkness
29: Mynydd Mawr
29: About electric motors and Michael Faraday
29: Update on taxes and treason
29: Foreign policy experience
28: The Glorious Revolution
28: Songs from the British Isles
28: Obama campaign ignores Petition of Right achieved in 1628
27: 'They are all gone into the world of light'
27: The Kett brothers and common land
26: A liberal education
26: Solar plane makes record flight
25: Ping Pong coming home?
25: Those were the days
23: 19 golds
23: Looking for a father
22: Kayak gold
22: Buckingham Palace letters
22: The ass and the angel of the commonplace book
21: Another gold on the sea
21: The story of Harry Brearley
21: A different kind of art
21: Round-faced men
20: Rustic Rebel
20: What the patriot wants for his country
19: A great gold tally
19: Thoughts on patriotism
19: A better way to trade
18: What Brits know about America
18: Petition to rescue Coast Guard boat for Hope Cove
18: Australia and medals
18: 8 gold medals in one weekend
18: An exchange of letters with Buckingham Palace
16: The New Forest
16: A good day in Beijing
16: Cameron in Tblisi
16: Hilarious and heartbreaking
16: Rescue at Hope Cove
15: 'You are as good as the Duke of Norfolk'
15: Love and ambition in the political beast
15: The Anglosphere Challenge
14: Dawn springs - Gerard Manley Hopkins
14: Driving under the dark side of the moon
13: Updated: democracies waking up
13: Democracies stand together
13: Bleeding taxpayers
13: If you missed it
12: Why Americans more than 200 years ago had some remarkable leaders -
12: Army nurse to receive Royal Red Cross
11: Petraeus commends SAS
11: Brilliant cricket for England
11: Another gold - Rebecca Adlington
11: The Glorious Tattoo
11: BP pipeline; will it survive?
11: Cyclist Nicole Cooke wins gold for Britain
11: A German view of English sporting spirit
09: Gallant publisher
09: A river runs through my life
08: Looking for hearts of oak - update
08: Who likes miles?
08: Yorkshire son
08: British Armed Forces personnel in Olympics
08: Two countries under threat
07: Edinburgh Festival(s)
07: Paying our respects to the less well-known
07: Shakespeare learns about property rights
06: Treasure trove of Royal Navy logbooks casts doubt on climate theory
06: The same man
06: The Angel of Rydal Hall
05: Country roses and a vision of Britain
05: Looking for hearts of oak
05: International law and despots
04: Britain at the root?
04: Great British Watercolours
04: Andy Murray - a graceful victory
02: The boy stood on the burning deck
01: The contribution of reading to the liberation of slaves
01: Scouts' 101st
01: August Calendar
01: Shakespeare's iron filings
01: Festival of British Eventing
01: Pygmalion's run extended; Her Naked Skin opens
01: The heart of the matter
31: O, Defoe, where are you? Revisited
31: In Derbyshire
31: English heritage on TV and the small problem of the kilogram
30: Cricket in Canada
30: William Wilberforce
30: A descendant of people who believed in equality before the law a thousand years ago
30: Alzheimer's hope
29: Mapping disease data
29: A letter from Ireland
29: The difference that a single man made to history
28: Richard Branson unveils Eve
28: On Churchill, Hitler and World War II
28: The ingredient crucial to success
28: Sir Archibald McIndoe and Bertram Owen-Smith
28: A practical and compassionate way to care for patients with dementia
26: Ofsted's "white boys"
25: Britain's largest motor show
25: A tribute to rambunctious Swift from Abilene, Texas
25: Memorial to a fine horse
24: Gerry Jackson replies
24: Surviving to rise again - uncanny modern parallels
23: Radio heroine defies Mugabe and thugs
23: But could it stop a tank?
23: The Last Load
22: Encounter with an iconic document
22: Eric Liddell in China
21: European Union abolishes the English acre
21: Proms 2008
21: Lewis Hamilton wins again
21: British Open Champion
19: A salute to Stuart Wheeler
19: William Blake on doing good
19: The Mommas of Mamma Mia!
19: Lord Monckton's views supported by American physicists
18: The right of self-defence cannot be restored because it cannot be denied
18: A Dream Girl
17: Lisbon Treaty ratified - We will never give in
17: In praise of older men
17: In a house in the country
16: Bachelors' party
16: "Before the Revolution"
15: Shakespeare in the Hudson River Valley
15: "His situation felt closer to mine" - Keats
14: Swan upping reviewed
14: "Do you want to know a secret?" The Beatles
14: Suppressed information about John Lennon?
14: 2600 hospitals!
14: "A live wire"- John O'Sullivan
12: A last word from Sir John Templeton
12: The Puritan contribution to modern America?
12: Wallpaper memories
12: This is not the UN of which Churchill and FDR dreamed
11: David Davis wins one for liberty
11: John O'Sullivan - a good time to remember Margaret Thatcher
10: A Royal Navy education
10: Ban on Darling spreads
10: Summer strawberries
09: The Lady of Shalott
09: Revisiting royal cock-ups
09: Sir John Templeton
08: Harry Potter supports Cameron's individual responsibility with a caveat
08: "She gave her all"
07: Whatever next?
07: Hamilton wins wet Grand Prix victory
07: Playing fair
05: Laura Robson wins title
05: Two boys resisted
05: Mozart and Melua in Bath
05: Rebutting the Lord Chief Justice on sharia
05: Is gun control behind our loss of civil liberties?
05: Bob Geldof in support of David Davis's Freedom campaign
04: Happy 4th and the Brits who supported a radical idea
03: Henley Royal Regatta
03: Enjoying life with Boddingtons
03: Patriotic questions
03: Thinking through the deselection of monarchs
02: Sovereigns selected and deselected
02: One of our best friends
01: July calendar
01: Today is Canada Day
01: Green and profitable - HRH The Prince of Wales
01: Champions at sitting on their backsides
01: Update on Canada's star chambers
30: Eric Clapton
30: The darling English language
30: Former Labour MP Tony Benn urges "libertarians from left and right" to defend liberty
28: An individual right protecting against both public and private violence
27: Thank you, Veterans
27: Labour receives just desserts in Henley
26: The Gurkha and the Victoria Cross
26: This is not what we meant by progress
26: Escaping oil and driving your car thanks to microbes
26: Implantable sensor to monitor heart patients
26: Stripped of knighthood
26: "And the lovers lie abed"
25: Wheeler to appeal High Court decision
25: Letter to The Queen
25: "A positive force of the past millennium"
24: The Rake at Garsington
24: A second salute
23: English country
23: An almost unfathomable ignorance of history
21: Being a friend
21: Trusting ourselves, trusting each other
21: Hopeful giving
20: High Court Justice DELAYS EU treaty ratification
20: English roses
19: 42 days? Or would you prefer 90?
19: Watching Royal Ascot
18: Britain "ratifies" the "dead" Lisbon Treaty
18: "I know a bank"
18: Excellent news - increasing numbers of Brits oppose EU
18: Colin Murdoch
18: A suggestion
17: Petition to sign
17: "Would you sign a contract that the other side could change at will?"
17: Salisbury Cathedral celebrates 750 years
17: Bruges Group to hold Waterloo Day Meeting
17: Boris Johnson on safety and liberty
16: Paul McCartney live
16: Speaking of sons
16: Now that Father's Day is over
16: Rochester Castle
15: Serlo the Mercer and Magna Carta
14: Nice to see Austin-Healeys
14: Trooping the Colour
13: The remarkable cells in the nose
13: Thank you, dear Irish!
13: An excellent question
13: Iron entered his soul - Davis defends British liberty
12: What exercise can do for you
12: "What I saw in Afghanistan"
11: Golden past, dark day
11: Finding a masterpiece in the jumble
11: The best book on the market
10: High Court report - just in
10: JK Rowling on failure and friends
10: Predictions on Mark Steyn's fate
10: They haven't changed their minds
10: Walking in Britain
10: Hot enough?
09: Funeral rites for Britain?
07: Archbishop skydives to raise money for soldiers
07: English Bridge
07: Go, Irish!
07: A salute to the defenders of free speech
07: Summer life
06: Remembering them
06: Next week
06: Saving our lives
06: English all-stars
06: Worth looking into
05: Winning the Stanley Cup
05: Books coming in from the cold
04: Dickens' desk and chair to benefit children
04: "We shall never surrender"
04: "Obscene human rights" commissions and common law
04: The Lords Spiritual
03: Following her heart from a Caribbean hotel to the Crimean War
02: Best way to handle trauma - stiff upper lip?
02: How Hillary Clinton resembles the Empress Matilda
31: EU economy
31: The ghost of the 18th century in Dumfries House
31: Music in the rain
31: Theatre outdoors
30: The Royal Tournament
30: Perilous sport
29: Remembering their climb
29: "You don't know what you've got till it's gone"
29: Following the May - Roger Deakin
28: Retreat to victory
28: SOS is up
28: The spirit of a woman - Diana Barnato Walker
27: “A strange fleet appeared”
27: Lewis Hamilton has done it again
27: EU creep
27: A lullaby
26: "We are their heirs"
26: Dining with the Royal Society
26: "Biotechnology could be a great equalizer, spreading wealth"
26: Culinary Notes
26: Feast days
26: British-American labour unions to unite
24: "Modest heroes"
24: The Queen and the Dalai Lama
24: "Flushed with enthusiasm" at the Hay Festival
23: Prince Charles welcomes Dalai Lama
23: V&A opens jewellery gallery
23: Decoding Stonehenge again
23: Canadian flash point
22: The best intentions
22: Modern tax increases and Boyle's law of gases
21: Rolling out the big guns
21: Behind the curve, and ahead of it
21: "Draw on sweet night"
20: Dunstan - the devil is in the details
19: Caspian film reviews
19: "The world's greatest flower show"
19: The deniers
19: Prince of Wales urges leaders and people to save rain forests
17: Royal Canadian
17: To dreamers and defenders
16: Prince Caspian opens in movie theatres
16: Nanny Wild and the good and the bad of country life
16: "By their deeds shalt thou know them"
15: John McCain advocates "British-style question periods" in US
15: Fred J Taylor outdoors
15: Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon achieve record sales
15: A fine, big bull
15: An idea that doesn't add up
14: Forsyth and Carswell challenge central control
14: Victorian Peeper
14: "Under the radar beam" - British charities
13: Royal Navy-led MCM task group clears the way for Iraqi maritime trade
13: Just because
13: "Touch me with noble anger"
13: More about underdogs
12: The British people and underdogs
12: Right to silence defended
12: Red rhododendrons
12: Irish to rescue British?
12: Thinking about American and British town councils
10: Olympic riders
10: The crux of the matter
10: A lovely man and musician - Noel Davies
10: The man who could not escape - Lieutenant-Colonel Douggie Moir
10: A £'s worth
09: UPDATED - Elisabeth Beckett goes to court to defend British Constitution
09: Twenty20 Cricket takes India by song
09: A new singer - Duffy
09: A beautiful farewell
08: Calling a fiasco a fiasco
08: VE Day remembered
08: Green Lotus "will run on anything"
08: Did Shakespeare hear this music?
08: "You will not be overcome"
07: Sir Rowland Hill and a mail service under attack
07: Tax revolts
06: Feeling "a new unity with nature"
06: Boris appoints Lewis new deputy mayor of London
06: Wendy Alexander's interesting proposal
06: "Something greater at work"
06: "The Saudi Arabia of tidal energy"
05: The British people do not need PM Brown steering them
05: The Queen, travelling incognito, visits Exbury
05: The 'toff' who revived jazz - in Britain - Humphrey Lyttleton
03: Byrd and Tallis in Zambia
03: New Zealand accomplishes what the EU can't
03: Boris wins big
03: PD James denounces political correctness
02: Stuart Wheeler wins judicial review
02: Musical memories
02: Global warming may 'stop', scientists predict
02: Uncle Orson on Jane Austen
02: A great trouncing
02: Good pubs
01: May events
01: Looking for advocates of science and the western moral tradition
01: Driving at 60
01: Thoughts and Adventures
30: BBC censorship faces High Court challenge
30: Lord Leach on EU's malign influence
30: "Grand knight of common sense" - CS Lewis
29: Visible and invisible patterns
29: Chesterton on newspapers, soldiers, sects, and barbarism
28: Around the country
28: Nelson at 250
28: A matter of loyalty
28: Standing up for their culture
26: 'Modern day Saint George'
26: Tourism 'Oscars'
26: Being reconfigured
25: Justice Owen, Rabinder Singh, and the promise-breaking government
24: Peaches for Roald Dahl Museum
24: Bob Spink MP
24: Parliament - redundant?
24: Upholders of liberty
23: Remembering Will
23: Happy St George's Day
22: Dreaming about summer in England
22: A community of values
21: Marathon addendum
21: Overcoming adversity
21: United we stand
20: Patriots' Day
19: Stiffening the House of Lords
19: William Morris and Astley Castle
19: No greater compliment - Mugabe attacks Britain
18: Free speech in Canada heating up
17: The chime of her voice
17: Catesby in America and at Buckingham Palace
17: Action before High Court
16: The 'Darwin' Chip
16: More than an antique land
16: Stem cells, nose cells and healing
16: JK Rowling refuses to cry
15: Running blind - Dave Heeley - 7 days 7 marathons
15: As long as one English field lies against another
14: Royal Mail under siege
14: Topping the culture chart
14: The Royal Navy and piracy
14: London Marathon 2008
12: Libera and Patrick Stewart in New York
12: Green lawns, but no sheep, please
12: Judge rules that human rights apply to British troops
11: 'How England used to be'
11: The patriot who vanquished failure
11: Canadian bloggers fight for freedom of speech
10: William of Ockham's Razor
10: Feeling warmer?
10: JK Rowling and Ian McEwan top prize list
10: Author's copyright
10: It takes courage to speak out
09: O, to be in England now that April's there
09: Breaking the peace
09: I deeply love your country
09: Plus ça change. . .
08: Libera - celestial music from South London to Yankee Stadium and the world
08: Seeing Britain by train
08: Charlton Heston on Shakespeare
08: The gist of the Stop the Treaty Conference
07: "Power of the grid" - 10,000 times faster than broadband
07: Shakespeare's Wife
07: Success for Stop the Treaty
05: British track cyclists take gold at world championships
05: Immigration and government policies
05: Air Cdre Kit North-Lewis
05: Pauline Witherington Cornioley - Wartime agent
04: Cricket returns to America
04: 'Any man's death diminishes me'
03: 'People power can stop the Lisbon Treaty'
03: Go slow
03: The Falklands again
02: The bad, the good and the transcendent - Rudyard Kipling
02: Wealth + Wisdom
01: Territorial Army celebrates 100th birthday
01: Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force
01: Stonehenge a healing centre?
31: Peers defend democracy; push for referendum on EU treaty
31: Update - Operation Knights' Charge
31: Courage under fire
31: 150 years of Gray's "blood-stained copies"
29: 'Auntie Beeb' bets on global web empire
29: To be loved and cherished
28: Sarkozy's crème Chantilly
28: Australia's finest ambassadors
27: The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race
27: Saying yes to if
27: The Golden Thread
26: How men feel
26: Stop the Treaty
25: "No science?"
25: Thirteen year-old Tom Daley wins European diving championship
25: Thinking about summer
24: Making all things new
24: American Responses to EU Corruption
22: In the country
22: The good in Good Friday
22: 'Artful, eh?'
21: EU Corruption
21: Paul Scofield
21: Defending the English language and free speech while cooking cheese steaks
20: Maundy Thursday for kings, presidents and prime ministers
20: Tom Stoppard
20: Gifts of freedom
20: Skill and teamwork
19: British experiences with the right to bear arms and what happened when they lost it
18: Arthur C Clarke
18: Anthony Minghella
18: Stop the treaty
18: Burke on virtue, vice, and liberty
18: “The Adventures of Dr. A. Conan Doyle”
17: Cool under fire - John Prott
17: The saint of second chances
17: MPs supporting patriotic amendment to Lisbon Treaty
15: Doris Lessing - "Provocateur"
15: British schools should teach Britain's inheritance
15: Lady Darcy de Knayth
15: Straight Talking Roger Helmer
14: To the Lords!
14: Foreshadowed by CS Lewis?
14: Europe's slow motion suicide
14: Cheltenham Festival
14: Stabat Mater in Liverpool
14: Melanie Phillips - another voice for common sense
13: Zoological Society of London photographs rare pygmy hippos
13: "Maxwell's wonderful equations"
13: If you found yourself in a new land. . .
12: Englishmen and football
12: Bravo for the serf
12: Inventor of the web, Berners-Lee looks to future
12: Gallantry and courage in Iraq and Afghanistan
12: SOS – Driving through the gaps in the Lisbon Treaty
12: A sense of humour gone missing?
11: British people - what do they believe - update
11: Building the Transatlantic Bridge
11: Lords prepare to fight for Britain
11: "You will not be overcome"
10: The billions flowing through Brussels
10: Remembering Commonwealth Day
08: Multiculturalism cannot survive
08: Facing his fear - Sqd Ldr Charles Patterson
08: A description of the anti-referendum MP
08: A friend in need
07: David Walliams crosses the sea
07: Happy birthday RHS
07: Explosive EU MEP Corruption Report
07: The notion that we rule ourselves is upheld. . .by 48
07: Looking for Lady Godiva
06: To the Tower
06: British men who loved and honoured their wives
06: Honour Roll
05: We expected it, but still. . .
05: Will they have the courage to hold a referendum? Britain's free future depends on it
05: Andrew Lloyd Webber finds Summer
05: The Scouring of the Shires
05: Stop the Treaty
04: Mathematical breakthrough solves long-standing problem
04: The next generation
04: Ties that bind
03: Lord Black - No obituary - Vale atque ave
03: Emailing your MP might be more your style
03: Dr Laura Grant, children and science
03: Princes pay tribute to the Armed Forces
03: “Poll shows overwhelming support for EU referendum”
01: Happy St David's Day
01: The March calendar is up
01: Write to your MP
29: Gene for a cause of heart disease discovered in a "geneticist's paradise"
29: Men and stone - Shawn Williamson
28: Prince Harry in Afghanistan
28: New Anglosphere Forum
28: Innocence abroad
28: Coward's Vortex
27: Mass lobby of Parliament
27: William F. Buckley, RIP
27: "Love Bade Me Eat'
27: A duty that transcends party
26: Mass Lobby of Parliament gains support
26: Remembering the struggle for property rights
26: Scary and funny Wolf also receives Oscar
26: Night train
25: MPs for and against the promised referendum on the EU constitution
25: Scooping up Oscars
25: Janet Daley on fairness
25: Impending triumph?
25: New thoughts on Fairtrade, free trade and the EU
24: Evelyn Glennie
24: To become deaf and remain a musician - William Boyce
24: A Canadian view of The Queen
23: Revolts against the EU constitution
23: A feeling for Britain
23: Hoping from a distance
23: The stars by day
23: William Blake - Joy
22: George Washington - one of a kind
22: "The Queen is Canadian"
22: The Crystal Palace on exhibit
22: One hundred and fifteen EU MEPs oppose EU Lisbon Treaty
21: “A shot across the bow”
21: Britain on View
21: Brain drain
20: Changing your mind
20: Exploring Canada with Alexander Mackenzie
20: Brilliant British coroners, soldiers, and families – dud government
19: David Stogdon - No more lifeboat disasters
19: Recommended - Churchill on Wahhabism
19: About the size of it
19: Domesday, the fiction of tenure, and the internet
18: A kingdom that does good
18: The silence at the heart of words
18: The EU and owning your own house
16: Gina Khan to speak on BBC
16: Sir Edmund Hillary lives on
16: One man defies politicization of the Crown
15: Beaumont sets world cycle record
15: Mass lobby of Parliament
15: Amateur astronomers in New Zealand help to discover solar system like ours
15: Orwell would applaud the Danes
14: Ode to men
14: The views of British writers on love and marriage
14: Responsible for Valentine's Day? Oh, gosh
14: Marrying-out is key to social progress
14: Carbon scams
13: "Life here is an open book"
13: Only the certain spring
13: Outlawing first cousin marriages was a good thing
13: Shakespeare against arranged marriages
12: Archbishop sharia update
12: Men in the snow
11: Sport of nations
11: London Fashion Week
11: The Red King and equality before the law
09: Anglican Church needs refresher course in Christianity
09: Miracles Of Life
09: Not tolerating the intolerant
09: Innovative infrared filming by the BBC captures the reclusive, elusive badger - rather as Kenneth Grahame described him
09: Sun's low magnetic activity may portend an ice age - UPDATE
08: Archbishop receives an almost universal and appalled No
08: Are we nearly there yet?
07: Brighton Court tiptoes away from PM's breach of contract
07: The energy and creativity of a people can ride out a storm
07: Heroes - Gordon and Joan Wilson
07: From ashes to light
07: Waiting to hear
06: New poll shows 74% of British people want say on EU treaty
06: Just because
06: The British have something to answer for
06: Harry Gregg
06: Flourishing Fairtrade
05: Why I like living in England
04: To thine own template be true
04: A vision of hospitality - The Right Reverend Dr Michael Nazir-Ali
02: Defending freedom of speech in Canada - update
02: Snow falling today
02: Royal Navy and RAF rescues
02: The Gothic vision of GF Bodley
02: Cecil Gray
01: February Calendar up
01: Across the universe
01: An unsavoury tale
01: The ballots go out
31: The definition of injustice
31: Sun's low magnetic activity may portend an ice age
31: Still at a loss, JK Rowling receives award
31: Harold Dick and Jeremy Clarkson
30: Henry Moore
30: One ring to bind them all
29: The Victoria Cross
29: Are we confused?
29: A virtual human
29: Tribute to Women's Land Army, somewhat belated
29: Tribute to soldiers
29: Brigadier provides essential information
28: Top Gear in top gear
28: SAG honours Day-Lewis and Julie Christie
28: Wolf howling
28: Patriots mount legal challenges
26: A new Miss Marple
26: A surprisingly candid report from National Public Radio
26: Congratulations, Australia
25: Bill Gates - a bit fuzzy about Adam Smith?
25: Robert Burns night
25: Ronald Harwood's creative struggle
24: Heath Ledger - when a game is no longer a game
24: Increasing brain performance in Alfred's day
24: John Thwing's miracle
24: Stella and David Gemmell defy death
24: subprime british humour
23: "I wish to live in a country that governs itself"
23: 743 years
22: No time for gardening
22: A pound of flesh
22: Fighting the EU treaty in the courts - update
22: Brighton Court says Prime Minister will have to defend breach of contract
21: Breaking news - Stuart Wheeler backs Judicial Review to defend British Constitution
21: "Outdoor activities"
20: Monday morning mystics
19: John Coward is hero of plane landing
19: Risking their lives
19: The importance of being earnest
19: Sleep secrets reduce heart attacks - Churchill's advice
18: An Englishman's castle
18: View from an Englishman's castle
18: A short response - zombies
18: An English slave mounts a rebellion on a corsair
18: Stuart Bower brings suit against Prime Minister
17: Bill Wilson in Antarctica
17: British author's thriller raises questions
17: The man to save Afghanistan?
16: The epiphany of Kik Woods
16: Arts old and new
16: Passionate Pugin
15: British Museum alive and well
15: 2008 Heritage Foundation/WSJ Index of Economic Freedom & Prosperity – top 10 countries
15: James Madison on the EU
15: Scotland Yard traces Bhutto murderer
15: “Popular British exports” – gifted female singers – Laura Marling
14: The master of suspense on politics
14: Do men forget those they love sooner than women?
14: The spiritual ideas behind common law
14: Elisabeth Beckett goes to court to defend the British Constitution
12: Blair despair
12: Freedom of speech and thought in Canada
12: Blogging the World War One experiences of a British soldier
12: A history of the Crystal Palace
11: Sir Edmund Hillary RIP
10: "The Constitution that She has taken Her Oath to support"
09: "We now have a large number of American and British officers who can pick up a phone from Washington or London and call an Iraqi officer that he knows well—an Iraqi he has fought along side of—and talk"
09: John Colvin RIP
09: John Galloway files Complaint with Parliamentary Ombudsman
08: O, Defoe, where are you?
07: Regarding Lionheart
07: Twelfth Night revisited
05: Not afraid of falling on his face - Richard Branson
05: Preventing tribalism in Britain
05: Cary Grant fusion
05: Another threat to freedom of speech in the Anglosphere
04: George Macdonald Fraser
04: Dr Johnson on language and politicians
04: The Irishness of Britain and the Britishness of Ireland, British Values, & other subjects
03: Trying to save an old police station and prison in Hong Kong - a curious case of the long reach of the law?
03: Jane Austen goes on television once again
02: Urgent Appeal to The Queen
02: Jack Aubrey in the country
01: Freedom and friendship
01: Small is successful
31: Hello, hello
31: Thanks to readers of our website and best wishes for a very happy new year
31: John Wycliffe – "the language not of angels but of Englishmen"
29: The Anglosphere as it is and might be
29: The Water-Horse - a book and movie for children
29: Westminster Abbey and the deep foundations of freedom
28: Paul Johnson on the five essential qualities of a democratic leader
27: White House stem cell policy influenced by fears of Huxley's Brave New World
27: Fragrance in the garden
27: 350th anniversary of the Flushing Remonstrance
27: Peter Pan's children
27: “Who Dares, wins”
26: Happy Boxing Day
26: The Attenborough Film Awards, Richard Attenborough on Gandhi, and the opening of his new film
26: Not so surprisingly Russians love PG Wodehouse
26: The good deeds of Bill Deedes continue
26: “Because that would most rejoice His heart”
24: George Washington on Christmas Eve
24: God rest ye, merry
22: Journey toward freedom and love
22: "The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me"
21: God Save The Queen
21: In the spirit of Christmas - Coldplay Chris Martin is a dab hand with plumbing
21: A British Christmas
21: What does Gisela know?
21: All is Bright - A Yorkshire Lad’s Christmas
20: "Jeez" - Magna Carta update
20: Is The Queen a prisoner?
20: "The Queen's actions cause for concern?"
20: The QE2 and her fate
19: Defending the freedom of our children and grandchildren
19: The man remembers the boy's sorrow
18: Carrying on after Steve Irwin's death
18: Magna Carta, 'birth certificate of freedom', to stay in US
18: "Saucy" William Penn and the momentum of action
17: Happy (belated) birthday, Jane Austen
17: Rescuing Britain from the EU - "Outdoor activities"
16: Responding to the signing of the EU Treaty
16: "Lions of Basra welcomed home"
15: Turner on both sides of the Atlantic
15: There will be a battle in the House of Lords
15: What is this evidence of?
15: The EU - doomed to fail
15: Love in Derbyshire
14: Golden future for Atonement
14: 100 scientists oppose UN climate conference
14: One hundred years of children's books - Oxford
14: The Lord Nelson and the Tenacious
13: The seductiveness of the inner circle - why Brown signed the treaty
13: “Free to Play”
13: Oil on Troubled Waters
12: The City of London and the EU Treaty
12: Magna Carta for sale
12: Giving richly
12: The road out of serfdom
11: Led Zeppelin returns - the Song remains the same
11: Lighting up the political night - parish polls
11: Interested in freedom then
10: New SolarLite, brainchild of fireman, could replace cat's eyes on highways
10: PM, in Iraq, says that "war is over" for British troops; not really, Prime Minister
10: LA Film Critics name Day-Lewis best actor
08: A note on forgiveness
08: Britons who don't know where Jesus was born may know things more important to Jesus
07: Peers battle to defend Britain; attack EU ‘Reform’ Treaty
07: Foundling Museum reopens with Hogarth, Gainsborough
06: Getting to the bottom of education
06: The reason for government
05: Theatre in the United Kingdom
05: Coalition success in Afghanistan; the Afghan Sandhurst
05: The Oak and the British Constitution
04: A comparison of British rights and the American Bill of Rights
03: First offshore wind farm in deep water
03: "Merry, feisty, blunt and fair"
03: Their children’s children
03: Writing a blank cheque
02: December Calendar up
01: Scots say no to Donald Trump
01: Festival of Trees
01: On Blackstone and an obsessive-compulsive disorder
01: Hunting Act conviction quashed
30: The Union Flag, then
30: St Andrew's Day
30: Going through hell - Winston Churchill
29: "Men of Valour: Part III"
29: At The Kilns with CS Lewis
29: European Scutiny Committee catches sight of the wolf
28: The Invisible College
28: William Blake's 250th
27: Is the earth really cooling? Harper stays cool
27: The Constitution, Norris McWhirter, The Queen, the government and the EU
27: Country people
26: Liberty, prosperity, and David Cameron
26: The valour of the mechanics
26: Does a Briton have the right to bear arms for his or her defence?
25: From the one man left awake
25: Best of British win Tennessee BBQ
24: A time to keep silence
24: "Australia will miss this bloke"
24: The pillar box - designed by the people
24: "The authors of our own misfortunes"
23: "Afghans unite in passion for cricket"
23: Remembering Lord Deedes
23: Buried treasures discovered
23: Commonwealth in the news
23: English apple pie
22: Thank you
21: Scared to death - 2
21: A friendly, helping hand
21: Cold comfort
20: Breaking the silence
20: "The West's anti-westernism"
20: “Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments”
19: One ring to rule them all
19: Making the invisible visible – Vancouver, BC
18: "There is a cleavage"
18: Good job, Fittleton – parish poll backs referendum
18: A bit late we wish Petula Clark a happy 75th
17: A few changes here
17: Dawkins's angel
16: A face that travels - Machin's Elizabeth II
16: There was an old woman
16: Children of a common mother
15: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in Raising Sand
15: Hillary Clinton and the House of Commons
15: The European Union Court of Auditors condemns EU’s fraud, mismanagment and waste
15: Decision Time
15: Cheltenham this weekend
14: The Queen may refuse to give Her Royal Assent
14: Albion’s Seed
14: The light in Shadowlands
13: About attractiveness
13: Curmudgeon on Coward
13: Happy sailing with fuel cells
12: Arguing about flags
12: Another politician starts to see the light – Baroness Williams of Crosby
12: Tutankhamun returns
12: Graham Clark - Apartheid opponent and Chad Varah - founder of Samaritans and sex counsellor
10: Here's looking at you, kid - The Royal Society reports
10: Scufflings - Thomas Rainborowe
10: Ignore her halo - Margery Kempe
09: For your calendar - Remembrance Day
09: Remembrance Day and the Battle of Barroso
08: Rupert Bear at 88
08: Joni Mitchell
08: Support the troops says UKNDA
08: Global Vision denounces Brown's betrayal
08: Vivian Linacre's General Rule - Measures explained
07: National Trust will battle Government
07: Rejuvenated St Pancras
06: Catesby in America when America was wild
06: Thinking about humour – missing from some people? – and The Queen’s speech
06: The First Day of the Blitz - New book suggests victory was won in first 12 hours
05: 'Gutsy lady'
05: Remember, remember
05: The pace quickens
05: The right to self-defence
05: Scared to death
03: ""What the new atheists don't see
03: Rocket man
03: ‘Cockpit of England’ – Broughton Astley calls for referendum on EU
03: Ridley Scott has a new film
02: Poets, scientists, social reformers, MPs, saints
01: Calendar up
01: Silent Change, London
01: Wall Street Journal wakes up to EU threat
01: Grass-roots Conference to open 4 November
01: Education improvements
01: Gaining on cancer
31: Goings-on in the theatre
31: Peckham's beautiful club
31: Michael Rowntree
31: Winston Churchill's 'secret' brother
30: Golden rules from Tim Congdon
30: Champagne, music and love - Ursula Vaughan Williams
30: Divine music
29: "British dominate list of living geniuses"
29: Comet Holmes
29: Saturday night with PG Wodehouse
27: The Lives of Others
26: Alfred's modern leadership lessons
26: Pro-referendum, pro-freedom rally
25: Modern Britain through the Eyes of Its Cartoonists
24: And the animals
24: Sir Andrew Green on uncontrolled immigration
24: Remembering the world - Eric Newby
23: Threats to freedom - Islamofascism
23: An uncomfortable truth
23: Back from an adventure, McGregor blasts 'nanny state'
23: Mellon Collection of British Art in Britain
23: Town rescues children
22: Blogging ridiculous
22: Costs of immigration
20: What is this poison? Of course there is a British Constitution
20: Oh, dear! Springboks end England's reign as world champions
20: Having a good time
19: Shaw's Pygmalion exposes the progressive snob
19: Appreciation in Afghanistan
19: A thousand years of self-government coming to an end?
18: "Banked fires" - Deborah Kerr
18: Extraordinary 13th century people
17: Soldiers come home from Afghanistan
17: The Whisperers, God and Gold
16: Ruth Lea on morning in Britain
16: Bruges Group uncovers EU plan
16: The Princess Diana inquest judge
16: Peter Roberts hits the news
16: Refusing to accept defeat
15: Leaving the United Nations
15: “I freeze and yet am burned”
15: Shared heritage of America and Britain
15: Mothers at Armed Forces Memorial
14: More World Cup news
13: Nature of Britain
13: Why Greenwich Mean Time
13: British Navy guarding Iraq
12: ""No wonder they're great if their women are like that"
12: London October 27 Pro-Referendum rally
12: A word about men
12: Remembering their sacrifice - National Memorial Arboretum
12: Arboretum note
11: Nicholas Winton - rescuing children
11: Lorry driver tackles a less than certain truth
11: Doris Lessing wins Nobel Prize for Literature
10: Thoughts about immigration figures
10: Entrepreneurs begin to revolt
10: A boy in Britain - Robert Hooke - lost manuscript online
09: House of Commons Committee calls a spade a spade
09: CS Lewis and late-flowering love
09: British scientists share Nobel Prize in Medicine
09: Throwing stone roses at the Q Awards
09: Cheers and tears - Pride of Britain Awards
09: If something needs doing -
08: RAF contributions
08: World Cup update
08: Major Lex Roberts - a hero dies; government incompetence plays role
07: A country card
06: William Tyndale
06: Jason Lewis - circling the world with muscle power
06: Honouring a young man
05: Book lovers at Cheltenham
05: And When Did You Last See Your Father?
05: Inquest into death
04: British Special Forces at work in Afghanistan
04: Rock 'n Roll omissions
04: The Anglosphere
04: Twelfth Night advice
04: Camping with the Boys Brigade
03: The right to bear arms
03: Mallory first on Everest?
02: Intangible wealth
02: Ten peaks for Robert Steel
02: Lee Miller at V&A
01: Your true face
01: October Calendar up
30: English heritage
29: Peel's bobbies
29: Jeff Watson and the Golden Eagle
29: A creative response
28: Freedom and Christianity
27: Reason and Christianity
27: Oh, lovely! 315,000 Images of England at English Heritage
27: Shy millionaire leaves money to children's hospice
26: Millais at the Tate
25: Tax ideas - bound to irritate somebody
25: Fountains and fires – Lancelot Andrewes
24: The SUN - EU is greatest threat to liberty
24: Manliness - Walter Bagehot
22: Historic first - East Stoke calls for referendum on EU
22: Sir Timothy Berners-Lee on women
21: A transatlantic leap - Christopher Wheeldon
21: Silver financial linings
21: First Post
20: For women we have. . . for men. . .
20: Courage in September, 1944
19: About lions for curious readers
18: Bloom in Strasbourg
18: Enjoying England
18: A different kind of sage – Timothy Sprigge
18: A graceful denunciation of Mr Brown by Christopher Booker
18: Armed robbery
17: Accomodation and respect from Muslim citizens for the common law
17: Hang on
17: Diamond Light Source to uncover secrets of rare scrolls
17: Gordon Brown and the golden goose
16: Seeing their true faces
15: Victory - Paul Potts
15: Hew Butler
15: Celebrating with English roses
14: Does The Queen do anything for us?
13: UPDATED - King Alfred and the survival of our children
13: Foot and mouth disease and Sir Albert Howard
13: Unions strike blow for freedom
12: Daring to see the role of faith
12: “A safe pair of hands” - Sir Tasker Watkins, VC
12: Wild beauty
12: The mystery of history
11: Theodore Dalrymple writes about good and evil in the New English Review
11: Stem cell pioneer - Dr Edward Boyse
11: The beacons are being lit - parish polls
11: 9-11-1777 With courage and luck revolutionaries survive battle
10: The handsomeness of age
10: "You have liberated a people"
10: “By God, England will not fall while I am Queen”
10: People of East Stoke first to vote in parish polls on EU constitution as demand for referendum grows
09: To Autumn
08: Reading Mister Pip
08: Goodbye, Pavarotti
07: Love and war at Dunkirk
07: Response to hardline Islamic sect in Britain
07: The Unnatural History of the Sea - new book on restoring fish and fishing
07: RAF Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire - "All the characteristics of a saint"
06: Spaceport for Virgin Galactic's White Knights and Spaceships
06: Reflections on Saunton beach
06: Geoff Holt's 'personal Everest'
06: A horn sounds
05: Evolving personal style in the country – Stella Tennant
05: Into "the drink"
05: Britain on the Brink Conference
05: “Out of doors political activity”
04: So brave - Jane Tomlinson
04: The man who loved plants - Graham Stuart Thomas
03: Life Savers
03: Looking for Robin Hood
03: A Plain Man’s Guide
03: In the garden
03: Bryn Terfel in the sun
03: "Pooh, whatever happens. . ."
02: Thanks to the Czech Foreign Minister for remembering a fine principle
01: Two British Christians and Mother Teresa
01: We stand
31: Thank you, Princess, for not wearing a scarf
31: BBC Proms
31: September calendar up
30: Bruges Group alert on Euro-Creep
30: Protecting animals - the unstoppable Richard Martin
29: The young men who saved Australia
29: Paying for poverty
29: A pattern
29: A good anniversary
28: Explorer, conservationist and mentor - John Blashford-Snell
28: Pat Barker and bloody moral dilemmas
27: "British openings"
27: In praise of Isaac Watts and Jane Turnbull
25: The Barbour
25: Remarkable women
25: Couldn't resist
25: Atonement to open
24: Tragedy in Afghanistan
23: The diamond of truth
23: Brits abroad - medical report from Chester County, PA
22: Building a camera to capture light from the distant past
22: To strive, to seek, to find. . .
21: A Georgian gem - Theatre Royal reopens
21: Help for Helmand villagers; morale boost for British troops
21: Quest for hidden treasures in libraries
20: Culture of celebrity
20: Battlefield chivalry in West Chester and Iraq
20: Cathedral Voices at Chester
18: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW – the power of ideas, the courage of women, hospitality, and what if?
18: If you are going to send them into harm's way, give them the equipment they need
18: Bill Deedes
18: What if?
17: Newfoundland hospitality and a sea view
16: Thoughts about enchantment in England – church and chapel
15: 'Blood Eagle'
15: A woman, a man and a boy - sailing the blue sea
14: Women are marvellous - Roz Savage
14: They wanted their children to be free
14: Expanded file on Hidcote
13: What's wrong with the world and a revealing joke or two
13: "What is rigid gently bend"
13: Small injuries may become fatal
13: "The Queen feels very let down."
12: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW – humour, covert & overt actions, poets, painters, revolutionary captains, mothers & older men
11: George Stubbs and the Kingdom of Animals
11: Mixed feelings
11: 'Have a couple of cocktails'
10: Older men
10: British humour – Riding tandem
09: For mothers and grandmothers
09: Defiant John Paul Jones off Flamborough Head
08: Overt and covert actions
07: Catching up to Anne Finch
06: Pulling at our heartstrings - A British philosopher, an American theatre critic and a dead Mexican woman remind us what counts
05: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW – beautiful, spirited girls; fine boys; luminous science; Gibbon on the EU and patriotism; golf, music, and Edinburgh
04: Our own free country
04: Dismembered, remembered
04: Patriotism according to Gibbon - yes!
04: Maxwell's luminous ideas
03: Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe
03: Buckingham Palace annual summer opening
03: BBC - Good news and cause for wonder
03: One hazard of European-wide government according to Gibbon
03: British names in view
02: Green thoughts
02: Gibbon exposes the stratagems of power
01: Slavery abolished; Scouting started
01: Mailbag of music
01: Purring along nicely
01: Multiple Sclerosis breakthrough
01: A light break
01: Gibbon describes Rome and the EU
31: Bibliotherapy - Reading your way to health
31: Golf in India
31: "Youth and Age on Beaulieu River, Hants"
30: The perfect is the enemy of the good
30: "In our hands"
30: Many honest Labour MPs
30: Why I like boys - An Incident in the Early Life of Ebenezer Jones, Poet
30: “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date”
28: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
28: The Knight - Never a dull moment defending Magna Carta
27: English art from the 11th century
27: Pre-EU free trade: a tale of Offa and Charlemagne
26: Lovely giving
26: Jane Austen and Chawton House Library
26: Our liberty has already been paid for, but may have to be purchased again
25: Sight is returning - MPs oppose Reform Treaty
25: Douglas Carswell MP - "I say the only way is out"
24: Irishman Padraig Harrington and the Open's 18th hole
24: Shire horse in Tennessee may break world record for height
24: Babbage's ideas inspire architecture of nano computers
24: The Lord's Knight
23: Gallant efforts to keep waters at bay and spirits up
23: For the sake of one man or woman
23: Dreamcoat with an amazing technicolor plan
23: At Bury St Edmunds
22: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
21: A review of the early reviews of Harry
21: An English hero
20: The curious case of the usurped executive
20: P.S. There's so much more to say about Imperial -
19: Jane Austen and slavery
19: Imperial College London celebrates 100th anniversary and 1st
19: "The childless couple who adopted eight scared, troubled children"
19: BBC Mea Culpa?
18: The gifts of radar and wheat
18: The Open
18: A friend like that
17: A little laughter
17: The bedrock of country life
16: Donald “Duckmouse” Michie - AI man and prophet
16: The emperor's new clothes
16: Of magic cloaks and Classical Greek thought
16: "He's back"
15: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
14: Swan upping
13: Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones – delicious as a peach
13: Justice in the courts
13: Vanguard of the referendum
12: In the forest
12: Hopeful vigilance
11: ‘Ripeness is all’ – William Hooker and Charles John Robertson
11: Shock waves of Empire
11: King's College London finds link between more moles and reduced rate of aging
11: BRITANNIA RADIO
11: Opposition to EU's stealth constitution growing
10: Wonderful things juries are
10: Harry Potter's message
10: Alan Dower Blumlein - an essential contribution
09: The Castle by Edwin Muir
09: A good sporting weekend
08: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
07: The Lych-Gate
06: Declaration of independence from the EU
05: Lovely common sense - thank you, Matt, Roger, and Neil
05: The power of words
05: Two messages to terrorists
04: Happy Fourth
03: Henley Royal Regatta
03: Which doctors does the NHS prefer?
02: Garden open tomorrow
02: The Princes please
02: Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy on vacation
02: Responses to Islamic terror
02: A confession
01: Happy Canada Day
01: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
30: Hidcote at 100 and the Major's flamingos
30: "Quick-thinking cop"
30: Jonathan Ive's iPhone
30: Right to silence
29: The counties of England
29: "Is democracy the same as freedom?"
29: People power
28: "Without all those men and women, none of us would be here"
28: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
28: Onward! Cards, calls, faxes, emails
28: Eeyore on communicating
28: Cometh the hour, cometh the men and women
27: St George in Baghdad
27: Monica Mavis Furlong - the spirit of women in the Church
27: A poor history student discovers the surprising Act of Settlement
26: Shakespeare's Globe celebrates 10th anniversary
26: Shakespeare reviews Tony Blair upon his return from Brussels
25: Churchill's practical Idealism
25: SBS in Afghanistan
25: All eyes on Wimbledon, including Hawk-eye
25: Real democracy is local
24: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW - FIERY SPIRITS
23: New EU agreement makes stealthy and devastating attack on liberty
23: Your own choice
22: They wanted the gifts of St Alban
22: Helmer calls for referendum
22: Another case of the people knowing best
21: "Fiery spirits" in the country
21: We await the conclusions of the EU summit with some interest
21: July Calendar of Cultural & Sporting Events is up
20: Flowers of the Orient in Britain - and overlooked beauties
20: A beautiful human creation
20: Apples, butter, cheese, making love
20: The good news: Just published BBC Trust Report shows that public has not been brainwashed
19: How to watch Royal Ascot
19: "Fantastic" British soldiers in Iraq
19: Of aspirin as a cancer and heart disease fighter and the Oxford Journals
19: Another British journalist sees the light
19: At least one honest Lord
18: Battle of Waterloo
18: Royal Lancers in Iraq - "good to the people"
18: "The most accurate and creative right foot in recent...memory" - that would be David Beckham's right foot
18: A very brave woman - Jasvinder Sanghera
18: Posturing over an EU referendum?
18: Britain's got talent in the most unlikely places - Paul Potts
18: BBC takes a first step
18: "To have both Brits doing well - I think it's great for the country"
17: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
16: Thinking about Magna Carta, the barons and Tony Blair
16: Honoured on The Queen's Birthday - gongs fail to please everyone
15: Interview with the Princes
15: Patrick Minford defends consumer; calls for EU to bring down protectionist barriers
15: News about Laurie Baker in India
15: "A great day for the British and American constitutions"
15: The Knight - Never a dull moment on the road to Runnymede - Part 7
13: The Knight - Riding into the rough - Part 5 and The Lord's Knight - Part 6
13: Thoughts about education - a new row
13: What will Tony Blair sign on 22 June?
12: Wild Scotland
12: Science behind grand prix success
12: The Queen's Royal Lancers in Iraq - Part 3
12: Falklands War ends 14 June 1982
12: A "legend", Corporal Rodney Wilson
12: World War II through the eyes of downed airmen
12: A New Testament scholar looks at the book by Christopher Hitchens
11: On this day - a round-robin of artists, inventors, rebels, sportsmen and explorers
11: Thinking about the Lion and the Unicorn
11: Apollo lecture focuses on Stowe
11: The antidote to dependency
11: Hamilton takes brilliant win at Canadian Grand Prix
10: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
09: Sony warriors in Manchester Cathedral
09: Changes in scale
09: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Iraq
09: Country trials and shows - adventurous pigs
09: Lord Pearson's Bill, Implications for Withdrawal from the EU, receives second reading in House of Lords
08: James Shikwati - "For God's sake, please just stop"
08: "The worse it got, the better they got."
08: GK Chesterton on the grand theorists of the EU; local governments and empires
08: The man-trap of the EU Arrest Warrant
07: Are all justice systems equal?
07: The Knight - Part 4
06: Hmm. . .British design breakthroughs
06: This is what he fought for on a beach in Normandy
06: Get your skates on - contact the Lords
05: The world is not a cake, says Dalrymple
05: Adequate support for British Armed Forces personnel?
05: The British in Palestine
05: Brits routing Al Qaeda in Iraq
04: Out in the Iraqi desert with The Queen's Royal Lancers
04: Darcey Bussell says goodbye
04: More joys of multiculturalism
04: Synergistic energy
04: "Truth about Kyoto: huge profits, little carbon saved"
04: When you go home, tell them of us and say: 'For your tomorrow we gave our today'
03: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
03: Hitchens vs Hitchens on God
02: Frank Whittle - on a jet plane
02: Land of Hope and Glory
02: Happy birthday, Sir Edward Elgar
01: Lear's "noble anger"
01: Quest for the Holy Grail
01: Two years ago today
01: Forty years ago today
01: The West Lothian driver
31: A buzz in the west
31: A proposal for government
31: TB danger
31: THE KNIGHT - Fighting to hold the centre - Part 3
30: "A whole greater by far than the sum of its parts"
30: UK urged to reestablish global vision on trade
30: Maoris declare New Zealand "a Christian nation"
30: Why are modern novels "so bloody boring?"
30: SmithGlaxoKline attacks elephantiasis and obesity
30: French carp yields British record
29: Waking up to the language of dictatorship
29: Folding is NOT British form
28: The Tower of Babel
28: Memorial Day personal
28: "Broad sunlit uplands"
28: British media growing force in American news
28: Tony Blair - having it both ways
28: The London Eye
28: Looking at this weekend's Wall Street Journal
27: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
27: Get a wig
27: “A strange fleet appeared”
26: Drinks for British soldiers, and thanks
26: Walking in the country
26: Trust in the City
26: A way with words at Dartington
26: A message to those participating in National Shooting Week
25: Open air theatre at the Regent's Park
25: Roger Helmer, MEP, talks vision and sense
25: Promoting respect for and understanding of firearms
25: A £billion here, a £billion there. . .
25: THE KNIGHT - Tournaments, chivalry and assassinations - Part 2
24: The Infant - a steam-powered car in 1831
24: The Knight
24: Exciting solutions for schools
23: The Queen presents medals for gallantry
23: The Abraham Darbys
23: Hay 20
22: ‘I believe that I was born to be an actor’ - Laurence Olivier
22: Rethinking education
22: "Tit for tat"
21: What magnanimity does not mean
21: "The limits of Churchill's magnanimity"
21: The Zulu handshake
21: Inspired by Baden-Powell
21: 25th anniversary of landing at San Carlos Water
21: Victoria Day
21: Cutty Sark burning
21: Chelsea Flower Show opens
21: Peers rally behind public's right to know
20: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW and the Dam Busters
19: Dunstan's history
19: Interviewing Conn Iggulden about the Dangerous Book for Boys
19: Iraqi Football Match
19: Teachers as heroes
18: British yachtsman rescued thousands of miles from home – by neighbour
18: Millennium Seed Bank collects billionth seed
18: Alert - Second reading of European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Act in Lords
18: Bath International Music Festival opens tonight
18: Winston Churchill's St George and the Dragon
18: Award to James Bartholomew
17: Hopkins and Hitchens
17: The reverse Midas-touch of government - turning gold into dross
17: Happily driving rusty old cars
17: What Jamestown gave us
17: "What the EU plans for us"
17: June calendar of events
16: Women and British success
16: "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?"
16: An answer to global warming?
16: Once any man or woman could say this about Britain -
16: Brits, Czechs and Poles oppose EU push on justice and home affairs
16: From west to east and back again, Exburys in Portland
15: Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson
15: Into maths and physics
15: What the British people want from their new PM today
15: The May tree
15: Volunteers support retired Gurkhas
15: Bear Grylls made it
15: "Why Beauty is Truth"
14: Du Maurier country
14: Bruges Group warns on new laws, new plans of EU
14: Bruges Group speakers describe EU future
14: The Flag
14: Fair is fair, Mr Blair
14: "The Perfect Summer"
14: Petition calls for Royal Pardons for metric martyrs
14: When does the defence of freedom and democracy in Britain demand a non-pacific response?
14: Vulnerable aquatic warbler protected by RSPB
14: Splendid missing verses from Australia’s National Anthem
13: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
13: Remembering Alison Hargreaves
12: Thinking about Peter Hillary
12: Sir Edgar Elgar and Jacqueline du Pré
12: Constable – “We see nothing till we truly understand it”
11: Royal Windsor Horse Show
11: Charlie Chaplin
11: British people deserve credit
10: "iPod generation boosts classical music radio station by 500,000 listeners"
10: I'd like to drive a G-Wiz
10: Tate in America
10: Most popular country for international flights
10: New search function
10: What Ellen MacArthur did next
10: Plan to seize Britain's territorial waters
10: CS Lewis on the type of person who might work for the EU
09: News from Stormont
09: Weep as you laugh at the National Theatre
09: "You will not be overcome"
09: The news catches up
09: Julian of Norwich – Revelations of divine love
08: Independence and happiness
08: Common sense on the veil
08: "She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child"
07: Dr James Le Fanu says students are bored
07: New English Review
07: Fastest man on 2 wheels
07: Born Free
07: Victory for metric martyrs
07: Belsay fantasy
07: A Matter of Life and Death
07: What gives, Tony?
06: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
05: The Queen in America
05: On behalf of English
05: Identity fraud
05: Paper is best
05: The Painted Veil
05: For those who are waking, a love poem
04: Visiting the American settlement
04: Surgeons do not avoid high risk cases
04: Election results appear to support change, but not Scottish independence
03: An England legend is laid to rest
03: Americans prefer British measures
03: John Muir
03: The big skim - Lord Black's trial
03: Meeting history again for the first time
03: Reality gains some recognition
03: Vote today in Britain
02: Standing for local council
02: Casting and counting votes
02: The Reith lectures
02: This is England - but is it?
02: Woodland festival at Kew
02: Unenthused about subsidiarity in the EU
02: American Bill Bryson is new president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England
01: Support British fishermen in London on Friday 4 May
01: A medical first - surgically implanting genes into the eye
01: The United Kingdom
30: Coach class
30: Britain and common law under attack
30: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
30: 69% want referendum on looser relationship with EU
30: Searching for dolphins and whales
30: Flying update
30: Bear Grylls's Next Challenge
30: The human rights act strikes again
30: Britain's Dangerous Book for Boys arrives in America
29: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
29: Sutton Hoo
28: Playing Games
28: Flying a microlight from Biggin Hill to Australia while blind
28: A tale of women
27: Prince Harry
27: "Blair says Labour has transformed Britain"
27: A fine actress reflecting the times
27: The freedom of virtue
27: A land under the North Sea
27: 21st century defender of freedom - Richard Shepherd
26: Exploring Iran with Peter Hitchens
26: Hawking reaches for the stars
26: They sang of freedom
26: Back to the Mabinogion
26: Anselm and the veiled woman
25: They gathered at dawn - remembering ANZAC Day
25: Helmer opposes EU aggression - large and small
25: A bit disheveled
25: CS Lewis & the Unjust Judge
25: Great Britons from the National Portrait Gallery arrive at Smithsonian
24: There'll always be an England. . .
24: Bluebells in spring
24: Corpus Juris – The Shocking Details
24: British Muslim declares his allegiance to British values
23: Defending freedom of information
23: Talking about immigration is a start
23: Shakespeare - Happy with words that describe action
23: Happy St George's Day
23: 100 Years of Scouting
23: London Marathon - the magical .22
22: Brits Week in Review - a bill of impeachment, defending your home, French second thoughts
21: “Mountbatten’s legacy to India”
21: Happy Birthday, Your Majesty
21: Anselm and the Red King
21: Our Country, Our Parliament, Our Democracy – How We Get Them Back
21: National Committee for a Referendum & Global Vision protest Blair's attempt to scuttle referendum
20: The study of English and murder
20: Calendar of events
20: Daniel Hannan MEP - "We have our own dream"
20: French applaud Anglo-Saxon work ethic?
19: Reports from the wild - Rosie Stancer
19: Reports from the wild – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
19: "Time to reconquer France"
19: Freedom and friendship
19: Misery and courage in Iraq
19: Winchester man defends front garden
18: Brits revolt - in America
18: Britain in the spring
18: Citizenship – unspoken words
18: Citizenship – reflections on voting
18: Exploring National Trust properties
18: Navy starts enquiry
18: Splitting the atom
17: Another sporting hero?
17: The black suit
17: "The strange death of the Royal Navy"
17: The question of guns
17: In Greece with Don Pacifico – Civis Britannicus sum
16: Versatile Vaseline
16: Royal Navy victories
16: The Navy questions we want to hear discussed in Parliament
16: Robert Hooke and the uncertainty principle
16: Howard creates land "with good heart"
15: Brits Week in Review
14: Dining with the Geological Society
14: Watson in Iraq
13: A childhood memory of Sqn Ldr Neville Duke
13: BBC misses MRI story
13: British forces in Iraq
13: The fat gene
13: Revisiting Brideshead Revisited
12: Hunting events and Point-to-Point calendar
12: Robert Aitken fights BBC bias
12: The Servant King or Queen - 2
11: Sqn Ldr Neville Duke was a courageous and lovely man
11: Defending trial by jury from the government
11: Great medical stem-cell news
10: NATO and Afghan troops have launched Operation Achilles
10: The Articles of War
10: Bias at the BBC may be investigated
10: British composers poll well
10: Pte Beharry - looking fear in the face
10: Nottingham scientist perfects anti-aging skin cream
10: Millions of law-abiding citizens to rebel against ID cards
09: Iris Binstead defends the British Constitution in court
09: Celebrating the Act of Union with gusto
09: Great expectations – the Morgan
09: "Stars! stars!" at Stratford
09: William Law on why religious people are sometimes so destructive
08: Happy Easter
07: This Easter
07: Lord Black in Chicago with Mark Steyn
07: The Servant King
06: The right to silence on Good Friday
06: Danes in Britain and in Denmark
05: Cannot defend ourselves, or will not?
05: "Troublemakers, campaigners, evangelists"
05: Advice for the prince
04: The British people are not amused
04: Increasing brain performance through exercise again
04: British hostages released; a gift? for Passover?
04: The Fellowship - Abolishing Slavery at Last
03: Architect Laurie Baker – builder and blythe spirit
03: British team grows human heart valve from stem cells
02: The hostage crisis as seen by citizens
02: On Chesil Beach
02: A time to garden
02: Falklands anniversary
02: Regarding Iran, a basketball metaphor – rebound and shoot
31: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
31: Looking weak has awful consequences
31: Conspiracy theories meet facts, and melt
31: Adventurer, poet, priest, lover – John Donne
30: Provocative discussion about the fate of western civilisation
30: “You aren’t taking this seriously, sir, are you?”
30: Speaking out for those whose voices are lost under gunfire
30: A few dates for your diary
30: True hope is swift
29: Abolishing Slavery - The Royal Navy at sea – disturbing modern parallels?
28: A once dear badge of honour
28: “Exert yourself!”
28: Outrageous breach of Geneva Conventions and Muslim hospitality
27: Disruption in the Abbey
27: Children are conservative
27: Scotland Yard urged to investigate treason
26: Get our Marines back
26: Elton John CBE celebrates six dark and dazzling decades
26: Brits do learn second languages on occasion
25: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
25: Another rebuttal to the EU
25: Making the best of bad news
24: Abolishing Slavery - Creating a new world
24: Rumpole of the Bailey and Mark Steyn
23: Murder most foul will not destroy cricket
23: New MRI technology breakthrough
23: For exemplary gallantry
22: Lord Wedderburn's slave ancestor inspires him
22: A note on peace and democracy
22: The difference between a dog and a purveyor of EU revisionism
22: Looking for leaders
21: Nuance well-taken
21: Taxpayers flunk Brown's budget figures
21: British anthropologist studies assmiliation
21: Banning cluster bombs
21: Frightened old man finds courage to testify to freedom of conscience
21: Meet at the Old Bank of England
21: Skeptics on global warming take NY vote; time to tackle real problems
20: Will elected leaders respond?
20: And since to look at things in bloom, fifty springs. . .
20: Running the economy?
20: Lord Monckton challenges Al Gore to debate human-caused global warming
20: Europe – Thy name is Cowardice
19: Motor Ambulance Convoy 502
19: Sir Arthur Marshall – a century of wings
19: Shedding light
19: Music I heard
19: Confidence helps to create peace
19: UKIP NEC elections
19: A murdered English saint
18: Brits Week in Review
18: Prime minister’s profits
17: Cricket news
17: St Patrick PS
17: The BBC looks for answers to questions about the EU
17: The saint of second chances
17: The fellowship to abolish slavery - powerful methods
16: Climate change conference raises provocative questions
16: The top 12 Masterpiece Theatre productions
16: In the footsteps of William Withering
15: Global Vision proposes new relationship between Britain and the EU
15: An invitation to 18 Doughty Street
15: A dream from India
14: Apocalypse? UK's Channel 4 reveals what is really happening to our earth
14: Commonwealth concerns about The Crown
14: Cheltenham courage
14: Aston Martin in British hands
13: An "unknown" contributor to human happiness appears on Bank of England bank note
13: More reasons to leave the EU
12: Booker is a treasure
12: World Cup Cricket goes Caribbean; Urdu spoken here
12: Looking good at 75
12: King Alfred’s name still golden in North America
11: BRITS WEEK IN REVIEW
10: Churchill has the words
10: The dogs have gathered in Birmingham
10: The 300 and Blackstone
10: Celebrating the Union
10: Losing pounds
09: The unexpected genius of Parliament?
09: New masthead
09: The artist-explorer and the lost American colony
09: "The hardest thing in any society"
08: The Lords
08: Sir John Smith's houses
08: Signed with their honour
07: Somaliland's British past
07: The EU's tragic flaw
07: Abolishing slavery – the Fellowship in the 1790s
07: Diesel disagreement
07: For those with NHS concerns
07: Making $ billions and helping millions with Charnley's invention
07: "We'll call that Cape Foulweather"
07: Liking the outdoors
07: Anglo-American news television
06: 'Woolers' - Tribute to a sportswriter
06: "I heard a noise"
06: "That was brilliant"
06: Speaking of winds of change
06: A great reservoir of strength and goodness
06: Winds of change
06: Round the world under his own steam
05: Naming the evil
05: Renewing opposition to the European Union
05: An Oscar for the Furnace
05: The Golden Sequence
05: Voyage to the abyss
04: Brits Week in Review
03: Enjoying themselves
03: A revolution in education and health care
03: The Fellowship to abolish slavery - Olaudah Equiano
03: British diver finds longest underground river in world
02: Seeing every county
02: Warning against state control of the police
02: The one big thing the British hedgehog used to know
02: A genius for making the impossible real
02: Strolling through the Hogarth exhibit
01: Opposing "the politics of the pre-emptive cringe"
01: "Wilberforce's life reminds us"
01: Happy St David’s Day, dear Cymry
01: From Domesday to digital cameras
28: Sir Ranulph Fiennes, an enthusiastic explorer
28: One last service from Sir Mark Sykes
28: The Hardy Players
28: Shift happens
28: The struggle for property rights
28: Idris Francis
27: The life-enhancing achievements of British liberalism
27: Ancient Roman coin found
27: Slavery yesterday and today
27: The Fellowship to abolish slavery - William Wilberforce
26: Roberts' new book describes unique formula for success
26: SOS February 2007
26: Scottish businesses up in arms over £ billion losses to red tape
26: Flight across China with a British hero
26: “I give you. . .The Queen”
25: Brits Week in Review
24: The Fellowship to abolish slavery - Thomas Clarkson
24: Valiant rowers in mid-Atlantic picnic
24: One person resisted "Peer Pressure"
24: Could Hollywood forget the most important thing about a British hero?
23: Amazing Grace
23: Cranes return to Britain and so, we hope, does Mark Coleman
23: Taking them at their word - Brits in Iraq
22: Pensions justice
22: Rupert Bear at 87
22: Things were simpler then?
22: Getting some help
21: Stars and time at Greenwich
21: The Fellowship to abolish slavery - Margaret, Lady Middleton
21: Speaking out against the EU's "back-door" plans
21: The Red Arrows
21: The guns of Sherlock Holmes
20: "The Wish List"
20: Germans opt for British public schools; Civitas tries a different tack
20: For love of a mountain flower
20: British ingenuity: our dentist would be pleased
20: Revelations on the trail of deceit
20: UK Independence party news
19: Advances in cancer treatment
19: The Fellowship: Abolishing slavery: Update
19: London theatre's “exceptional year”
19: From Churchill's War Rooms: Love letters
19: A hero departs: Jack Byrne
19: BRITS oppose sky surveillance and high road charges
18: Brits' Week in Review
17: 20th century England's changing landscape
17: David Beckham is underrated
17: Sensible views on self-defence
17: Lady Jane Lane
17: Dragons and vagabonds from the Anchoress
17: Rosie Stancer heads to the Arctic alone
16: The Fellowship - Granville Sharp
16: Exploring ethnicity and values in education
15: Change marriage laws? Marrying-out is key to social progress
15: City of London thrives
15: Justice done
15: Magnificent genes
15: George Stubbs in New York
14: Thinking about the UNICEF report on British children
14: Responsible for Valentine’s Day, too? Oh, gosh
14: Listening to Gina Khan
13: Help Mark Coleman stay in Britain
13: Zebra crossings
13: Cheese on my mind
13: Choosing freedom and democracy
13: Open to the right kind of change
12: Why European economies lag behind Anglo-American ones
12: David Douglas explores the Cascade Mountains
12: Brits in Zermatt
12: A great people; a government that doesn't believe in them
12: Books for love and marriage
12: Pte Luke Simpson's dedication, selflessness, and zest
12: You say it’s getting colder?
12: Memorial to British World War One poets to open in France
11: Brits' Week in Review
11: Hogarth in love and at Tate Britain
11: "A glorious wild solitude"
10: Rebutting misinformation about the EU
10: "What are you laughing at?"
10: Nano carrots may combat global warming
09: Gina Khan, a brave woman, speaks out against violent Islamists
09: A flying txt message from John Donne
09: Fingerprinting in the UK and Iraq
09: The fellowship to abolish slavery - James Ramsay
08: Shining light on global warming
08: Ideas from New Zealand
08: A beautiful ideal
08: Delightful, clever kids
07: Playing football with the British taxpayer
07: Protecting against bird flu
07: The fellowship to abolish slavery - Charles Middleton
07: Recalling bravery on the sea - Dame Ellen MacArthur
06: A higher value than safety
05: Secret Adversary
05: The tale of weakness and selfishness and the tale of courage and selflessness will be told
05: Dancing through the war
04: Brits' Week in Review: The artists have it
03: Does Britishness exist? Can it be taught? Letters to the Times
03: The fellowship to abolish slavery
02: Stiffening our resistance
01: A model buccaneer
01: The Green Knight finds a new voice
31: Oxfam and free trade
31: Royal Navy helicopter rescues stricken fishermen
31: Troops building stability in Iraq
31: On the trail of royal quarrels, southern voyages, and the storied Gardens
30: Raining on the party
30: The "soul of freedom"
30: The Victoria Cross
30: Romeo and Juliet
30: The Brit School
29: Aussies twigged it first
29: Four stalwarts – Christopher Booker, Marta Andreasen, Andrew Hamilton, and Ashley Mote MEP – investigate EU accounting
29: Humpty Dumpty government
28: Week in review
27: John Baird Logie invents television
27: Scottish roots and trade
27: Another look at self-defense
27: Portraits in the Age of Revolution
26: Upcoming file on abolishing the slave trade and slavery
26: The value of inheritance
26: Celebrating Australia
26: Tasting whisky
25: Appalling crime and the historic right of British citizens to defend themselves
25: Debate on freedom of conscience and equality before the law accelerates
25: Burns Night tonight
25: A reminder from Judge Napolitano and William Pitt
24: From Magna Carta to John F. Kennedy
24: "A fantastic year for British film"
24: History reproaches a legal editor
24: Local and national loyalties may be shifting
24: In preparation for Australia Day
24: John Thwing's miracle
23: Switching to biofuels
23: Sir Edmund Hillary back in Antarctica
23: Brave Words for “ordinary people”
23: Your Own Choice - sovereign and independent
23: Local democracy at work
23: Rediscovering British art
22: Facing the threat to freedom from violent Islamists and their supporters
22: A worthwhile clash between Mayor Livingstone, Councillor Salma Yaqoob, Daniel Pipes, and Douglas Murray
22: Reaching the Pole of Inaccessibility
22: Immigration injustice exposed
22: MPs and MEP sign up to BETTER OFF OUT of the European Union
22: “What, has this thing appear'd again to-night?”
22: The good and bad news about taxes
22: Gardening in winter
21: Week in review
20: First elected Parliament defies King and meets
20: A British soldier's ideals
20: Farm expertise in Zimbabwe
20: Robin Hood's real target
20: Invisible farm treasure
19: Increasing brain performance
19: The brain can change
18: The Queen
18: Non-scientist makes number one medical advance since 1840
18: Great Britons receive awards - Jeffreys is the greatest of all
18: Stiff upper lips
18: Defending the people
18: Sir Samuel Garth
18: One man, one board, one big country
17: Black Watch to tour
17: Zoological Society of London (ZSL) intends to save Pgymy hippopotamus and other defenceless creatures
17: New report connects freedom and rising incomes; Anglosphere countries place in top 10
17: Adam Smith looks at the cost of regulation
17: James Lind's evidence-based medicine
16: Is it whither Britain?
16: Courageous Tube passengers 'chased suspect after failed suicide bombing'
16: Brits are golden at the Globes
16: Channel 4 lifts the veil on "moderate" mosques in the UK
16: Young Scots support Union on 300th anniversary
16: Churchill on spirit
15: Anglo-Saxon garnets, Greek marbles, and the British Museum
15: Drinking wine and making history
15: The story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
15: Brits approach the Pole of Inaccessibility
15: A patriot speaks out against EU; warns Cameron that issue of freedom transcends party loyalty
15: Brit sets new hot-air balloon record
13: English National Ballet
13: Dancing with freedom of speech
13: Lieutenant General Graeme Lamb speaks about Iraq
13: Benedict Biscop, the man who loved books
13: A liking for gadgets and X-rays
12: Britain and immigration
12: Brit becomes highest-paid sportsman in the US
12: New projects for Peter Jackson
12: Getting a grip on sanitation and germs
11: Mary 'Ma' Slessor
11: Brits continue to fight for freedom in Europe
11: A new eurosceptic group forms in the European Parliament
11: How to help people; take a glance at earlier Brits, and vote Britain out of the EU
11: Revelations at the Royal Academy
10: Fruitful paradox: the penny post
10: Looking at a different medical milestone
10: Attacking cancer cells with ingredient in jalapeno peppers
10: Protesting road taxes and government surveillance
10: Last letters of Captain Scott
09: What the picture says
09: Tribute to Lord Pearson and Lord Willoughby de Broke, defenders of freedom
09: TORY PEERS DEFECT, GIVE UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY A VOICE IN PARLIAMENT
09: Another BMJ medical milestone
09: Mapping Dark Matter
09: Sir Patrick Moore's farsightedness
08: Good stem cell news
08: Competing operating systems
08: Innocent young man takes refuge in "If"
08: Lifting 1,000 pounds and looking for the “God particle”
08: A consuming passion for computers
06: Second medical milestone in BMJ poll
06: PJ O'Rourke on reading the right Adam Smith
06: Making the most of Twelfth Night
06: An invisible root
06: In music, cold names, hot sales
06: Make the most of loss
05: Medical milestones - your vote
05: Cavendish associates invent new plastic technology
05: An irreversible tendency?
04: Brits around the world – West Chester, Pennsylvania
04: Bravery knows no age
04: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography sizzles
04: Transforming medical treatment
03: A few ideas in their heads
03: "Boy sails into record books"
03: Spiritual refreshment in quiet gardens
03: Chesterton on the Fall and the execution of a tyrant
02: "Bah, humbug" to Labour's ID card
02: Meet me at Triscombe
02: The threat to the nation state and why we care
02: "Dr Johnson Speaks"
01: Good news for Pound Sterling
01: Update on BBC poll – repealing laws
01: Persons of the year
01: A glance back, and onward!
31: Auld Lang Syne
31: Translating love and freedom into English
30: New Year Honours
30: British woman reaches South Pole in record time
30: A sensible distrust
29: Saving the city
29: Under the Snow
29: In the spirit of non-governmental giving
29: Civitas throws down gauntlet; establishes new school model
28: An MEP who says he should lose his job
28: British woman travelling at speed and alone to South Pole
28: Westminster Abbey and the Deep Foundation of Liberty
27: Brits have sacked high-tax governments before
27: Indomitable Adventurers
27: A note about the fox
27: Defiant hunters
26: The Pencil Story
26: Proving innocence, establishing guilt, staying sharp at 100
26: Boxing Day
24: Merry Christmas
24: "My time grows short," observed the Spirit. "Quick!"
24: A word from the Ancient Mariner on Christmas Eve
23: Of dogs and multiculturalism
23: "An unlikely champion" - Sydney Wooderson
23: Smiling on self help
23: Vote Today to repeal European Communities Act
23: A child’s Christmas
22: Journey toward freedom and love
21: After the hysteria, a scientific debate on climate warming
21: A civilian response
21: A new hand
21: The arrival of the first Christmas card
21: Winter's solstice: A Whiter Shade of Pale
20: From Everest to Buckingham Palace
20: Looking into the cause of the ice ages
20: Defending scientific exploration
19: Invited to the feast – everyone
18: Druid surgeon
18: Anglo-American literature and women's freedom
18: Britain reduces C02
18: A Christmas tradition
18: Surprising astronomers
17: Becoming the person you long to be – Eglantyne Jebb
16: "There are angels singing"
16: The gallant courage and selflessness of a woman
16: Paul Johnson receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
16: NHS medical records
16: Jane Austen's voice
16: No time for tea
16: Time for tea
15: John Evelyn - "Test everything; keep the best"
15: Defending British justice
15: "Gallantry and complete disregard for his own safety"
15: Golden Globe nominations
15: French types, English individuals and the rule of law
14: "The very definition of selflessness and gallantry"
14: Ferns in Antarctica
14: No one is above the law
14: Hogarth and You-Tube
14: Independent schooling is best
14: "If only this were a film we could all go home"
13: Euro is the latest Icarus to fly too close to the sun
13: The dispossession of Bushmen is reversed
13: Popularity of UK museums surges
13: The Fox's Prophecy
13: Riding and liberty
13: The hedgehog and the fox
12: Clean Power for Windsor Castle
12: Ian McEwan's redemption
12: British Library sees vast new field – archiving websites
12: EU's Kafkaesque "justice" revealed
12: Living and writing
11: Lifting the veil?
11: Brits abroad
11: British theatre revivals in the New York Times
11: "When it's gone, it's gone"
11: Brit blasts off into space
11: Can generous Brits match 19th century generosity?
11: Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion largely found in the British Library
09: Theatre (and Panto) in London
09: New Lennon film
09: Is it ever right to fight?
09: Multiculturalism and Messiah
08: Courageous Soldiers - 2
08: Never give up: Lord Pearson
08: History disheveled
08: Morning in Portland
08: We like feet
08: Good things often started in England
07: Courageous Soldiers (updated)
07: Agitating against taxes
07: Witness for the Defence
06: To be Christian in Britain
06: An independent point-of-view
05: Welcome SOS readers
05: To dig or not to dig
05: Good bye, Mr Bolton
05: Dinner Talk Corrected - Not (updated)
05: Right to silence reaffirmed
04: Of babies and South Sea bubbles
04: The Ghost Map
04: Brits on Broadway: a special relationship
04: "The Frankish Empire Strikes Back"
03: Free speech confronts censorship
02: Captain Coram and his adventurous Ideas about Advent
02: Dinner talk
02: St Paul's
01: A tale of reason and religion
01: The Beatles Reimagined
01: The Relationship
30: "Not for glory, nor riches, nor honours"
30: Never give up
30: Can a case be made for the nation?
29: Something good
29: Nothing if not ingenious: Sniffer bees
29: Appreciating This England
28: The "Invisible College"
28: Encouraging understanding while defending the values of democracy
28: Exhibits of British figurative and representational painting
28: Defending Britain
28: Ode to a blogger
27: Shakespeare's heroines
27: Attacking corruption in Australia
27: But where would you want to eat?
27: The reasons a free nation will not perish
25: ‘This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship’
25: You might like to hear Beccy Cole sing
24: BA lifts ban on wearing cross
24: There is much more we want to know
24: Of language and cricket
24: Scientists announce surprise DNA with implications for disease and aging
23: Happy Thanksgiving!
23: The Ashes
23: The Angels of the Musicians Benevolent Fund
22: A note on the Trout and a cry of the heart
22: Thinking about boys in school
22: Faith schools take top marks for a reason
22: Thankful they landed
21: Mark Purdey remembered
21: Thinking about English gardens
21: 2007 Rhodes Scholars announced
21: Restoring the cross
21: "The Long Road Home"
20: Going out on a limb with DSI Jane Tennison
20: Rising to the occasion and meeting the Islamic Threat
20: Saving animals
20: Defenders of freedom - tax protesters
20: Further thoughts on weights and measures
18: Cowboy Singer - The Unlikely Birth of English Poetry
17: The Yardstick
17: Armchair Adventurer
17: The lesson of the pencil
17: Farewell to a jet pilot
17: Another tribute to Milton Friedman
17: Record-breaking glider pilot dies
17: Felicty Kendal returns to stage
16: Heir of Adam Smith positively affected millions
16: Go fishing
16: A Lovely Gift
16: Sticking by habeas corpus and trial by jury
16: Doctor's Advice - Eat British Eggs
15: Two examples of fairness
15: The Queen Delivers Prime Minister's PowerPoint Presentation
15: PowerPoint Presentations, Politicians, and Peter Pan
15: "That's not cricket!"
15: Happy (Belated) Birthday to BBC
14: The Synergy of Women
14: Good news? A new James Bond
14: Idris Francis and our right not to incriminate ourselves
14: British Surgeons Model Handoffs After Race Car Team
14: British women
13: Ruth Lea points to a way out of the EU
13: Bold enough to insist
13: Brits build first artificial stomach
11: Queen Unveils New Zealand Memorial
11: "We do not forget"
11: Remembering, Honouring, and Serving
10: Remembrance Day
10: Gorgeous & Practical Ideas #4 - Political Parties
10: A Soldier's Return
09: 14 Children and a saint
09: Gifts from our ancestors
09: "Look after your own"
08: Comedy to Love
08: Love Actually
08: And the blind will see
08: How Should British Be Defined?
06: Memory, Insight and Awareness
06: Cutty Sark to be restored
06: Interesting News About the Young People of Britain
06: British Culture and English DNA
06: Getting the Facts Right: Climate Change
06: “History's gripping when turned into ripping yarns”
06: Aston Martin Turns Heads
06: New Basis for Dealing Between Rulers and Peoples
04: Rights of Freeborn Brits
04: Into the Sands of Egypt
04: God in the Schools
03: Brits Stop Heart Failure
03: Dinner in Tuscany
02: British Rock Rocks
01: Lines I Like
01: Gorgeous & Practical Ideas #3 - Fighting Corruption
30: Express Readers Say No to EU
30: Looking for the Great Brit of 2006
28: The Oak and Magna Carta
27: The one problem the BBC can do something about
27: Multicultural Suttee
27: Feast of Colour and Calligraphy in East Midlands
26: A note from King Alfred
26: King Alfred
25: Gorgeous and Practical Ideas – 2 – Flying a jet plane
24: Eric Newby
23: Gorgeous and Practical Ideas - 1
23: Leaves of the English Countryside
23: For those who love country: "All These I Learnt"
23: British Pianist & Composer Turns Air Gold in Portland
22: A FREE PRESS
21: An “Honest Composer” / Malcolm Arnold
21: What Liberty Requires
21: A Heroic Point of View - 2
20: Bryn Terfel Choir
20: Tribute to Lord Harris of High Cross
19: The Bells of Twyford
19: Darwin On the Web
19: Judaeo-Christianity, the Army, and Happiness
18: The Houses of Parliament
18: Sir Wally Herbert
17: British and American Research Shows Omega-3 DHA Reduces Violence
17: EU Seeks to Control Video
17: National Blogging
16: Truth-Telling at the BBC
16: "Friends Don't Let Friends Join the EU"
16: Brits Find Maggots Very Helpful
16: WWF Finds New Orchids
16: Songs from the Labyrinth
14: Comforting Words
14: Thoughts about a tree once thought to be extinct
14: Relying on the “pride and strength and creativity of the poorest”
13: Army Chief Speaks about Iraq, Britain and Spiritual Crisis
13: Will Jinx on Investigative Journalism End?
12: Gaping Void
12: "No Wonder They're Great If Their Women Are Like That"
12: Fatally Flawed Numbers
11: The Man Who Opposed Poverty
11: The European Union's Banana Peel
11: The Winner of the Booker Prize
11: Traveling Far
10: Paula Radcliffe
10: The Success of the Law-Abiding
10: 18 Doughty Street: New News Alternative to BBC
10: Brit Finds New Bird in Cloud Forest
10: A Brave Journalist
10: Marching to Hastings
09: Chipping Away at Double Jeopardy
09: Robert Grosseteste looks at light
07: The Hedgehog and the Fox
06: The Cast-Iron Bridge
06: Let Your Light Shine
05: "It Is In Your Hands"
05: The Question of Wrath
04: ROCK 'N ROLL ICONS
04: All Losses Are Restored
04: The Anglosphere: Quel Merveilleux!
03: RNA Connections
03: A New Military Development
03: Filed Under Threats
02: Will East Meet West?
29: A Heroic Point of View - 1
28: The Last Invasion
28: Holbein in England
27: Violence and Reason
27: Winning the Pot
26: Flying to the Rescue
25: Brits Win Ryder Cup
23: Barefoot Soldier
22: Radio Praise
22: Corfu honours Durrells
21: Hobbit Born
21: A Thread
21: Seeds of Evolution
20: Lord Carey Speaks Bluntly at Time of Great Peril
20: A Happy Ending
20: Did Those Feet
19: A Pity
19: The Lapwing Cries
19: The Night Ride
18: Armed with an Umbrella
18: FAIR DINKUM
18: In the Land of the Living
16: HANG ON
16: TO SCHOOL OR NOT TO SCHOOL
15: Oriana Fallaci Dies
15: Truth and Prizes
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