SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Antonia Fraser

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November 30, 2021
It was when I first saw Uncle John Harman’s black trousers protruding under Father Christmas’s scarlet robe that my world changed. Up till then I had taken it for granted that grown-ups did not tell lies. Those stories of Father Christmas coming down the chimney, of Father Christmas reading my carefully written yet impassioned pleas
March 01, 2021
Lockdown and the war are so often compared, but are they really alike, asks Antonia Fraser
May 17, 2018
The story begins with violence: in the summer of 1780 London was the scene of the worst riots the city had ever experienced, and which were to prove the “largest, deadliest and most protracted urban riots in British history”. The death toll was probably about 1,000 people altogether (in proportion to the population of the
May 17, 2018
This book extract explores the Gordon Riots of 1780, whipped up by anti-'Papist' hysteria
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