Was the Civil War about ‘Humbug’?

Why mention ‘Humbug’? When I wrote recently about divisions, in 1642 – the start of the English Civil War – and today, I had no idea how much more heated things were about to become. The PM’s response to being challenged about...

Is ‘Sanditon’ a travesty of Austen?

What is ‘Sanditon’? Sanditon is a costume drama on ITV that has divided the crowd. It is not the best historical drama I’ve seen this year (so far I’d give that award to Gentleman Jack) but it’s not the worst. (Let’s not go there,...