SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Books
September 02, 2021
Jack Miles
Jack Miles reviews Francesca Stavrakopoulou's new book 'God: An Anatomy'
September 02, 2021
David Lough
David Lough reviews Geoffrey Wheatcroft's new book 'Churchill’s Shadow: An Astonishing Life and a Dangerous Legacy'
September 02, 2021
Harry Mount
Harry Mount reviews Charlotte Higgins's new book, 'Greek Myths: A New Retelling' for the September '21 issue of the Catholic Herald
September 01, 2021
Melanie McDonagh
Melanie McDonagh reviews The Making of Oliver Cromwell, 
by Ronald Hutton
August 28, 2021
Alison Weir
Alison Weir reviews Sarah Gristwood's new exploration of courtly love in the Tudor age: "The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty"
August 27, 2021
David Quinn
The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland Crawford Gribben Oxford University Press, £25, 352 pages _________ There is a growing literature about the demise of Irish Christianity. The latest comes from Crawford Gribben of Queen’s University, Belfast. It is called, simply, The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland and it is a broad, sweeping, readable
August 27, 2021
Harry Mount
Greek Myths: A New Retelling Charlotte Higgins Jonathan Cape, £20, 336 pages ________ In Ancient Greek, mythos simply meant a traditional story – and, to modern Greeks, a Mythos means the best beer in the country. The Greek myths, then, are really the best stories ever told – and some of the earliest. As Virginia
August 05, 2021
Rosemary Hill
Before the Emancipation Act of 1829, historic fiction played an important role in softening anti-Catholic prejudice
August 05, 2021
Fram Dinshaw
Fram Dinshaw reviews Hogarth: Life in Progress
 by Jacqueline Riding
August 04, 2021
John Adamson
John Adamson reviews Catholics During the 
English Revolution, 1642-1660: 
Politics, Sequestration and Loyalty
, by Eilish Gregory
July 05, 2021
Paula Byrne
Antonia Fraser's latest biography "bursts with energy and simmering, righteous anger", says Paula Byrne
July 01, 2021
Theo Hobson
Theo Hobson explores the glorious earnestness and bold religious vision of DH Lawrence
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