The Son Also Rises

Titles, tangled webs, titillating journalism

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By EDWARD SHORT



‘The Coronation of King Edward VII’ by Edwin Austin Abbey (ca. 1904)

Bertie the Good

The royal antidote to Victorian austerity.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38

Robert Graves (1941)

Action into Words

The Great War and modern poetry.

Mar 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 27

Balliol College chapel

Agony of Spirit

The revolutionary poet revealed in his letters.

Dec 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

Sir William Howe

Dispirit of ’76

The American Revolution as seen from the other side.

Sep 30, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 04


This American World

The ‘last, best hope of earth’ goes global.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43

Cardinal Newman

Cardinal Virtue

Style and substance in the voice of John Henry Newman.

Jun 3, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 36

Elizabeth Jennings

A Faithful Poet

From the darkness of her existence, Elizabeth Jennings comes to light.

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22

Victorian Bloomsbury

Eminent Precursors

Distinguished groups in Bloomsbury before there was a Bloomsbury Group.

Dec 10, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 13

Frances Day celebrates New Year’s 1942 with an RAF officer at the Ritz.

Suite Charity

Where the Bright Young Things escaped from World War II.

Oct 29, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 07

Winston Churchill at work on his war memoirs, ca. 1946

Not So Special

Why the author doesn’t like Churchill’s ‘History of the English-Speaking Peoples.’

Sep 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 02


Original Edith

The Sitwell with, arguably, the main claim to genius.

Jul 16, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 41

Photo of Anglican clergymen, circa 1870

People of the Book

No need to be a believer to cherish the Bible.

Apr 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 31

Photo of Patrick Stewart as Shakespeare, Richard McCabe as Ben Jonson

In Shakespeare’s Shadow

A splendid life of rare Ben Jonson.

Mar 12, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 25

Photo of T. S. Eliot sitting at a type-writer

Sincerely, T. S. Eliot

New letters from Old Possum

Dec 5, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 12

Photo of William Thackeray

Writer’s Progress

Behind the scenes of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novelistic life.

Nov 7, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 08

Online Oxford English Dictionary

Caught in the Web

An English monument goes digital.

Sep 26, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 02

Washington 1825 Picture

Things Not Seen

How faith was received in the Era of Good Feelings.

Aug 8, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 44

G.K. Chesterton

Seeker of Truth

A mind as wide as the legendary waistline.

Jun 27, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 39

R. G. Collingwood

Ideas Matter

One Englishman’s adventures in the life of the mind.

May 23, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 34

Stanford White

The Firm of Art

McKim, Mead, White and America’s design

Apr 25, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 31

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