Writing

Review of Damian Collins' biography of David Lloyd George

  • 3 Jun 2024

David Lloyd George was unquestionably one of the twentieth century’s greatest Prime Ministers. He led Britain to a far from certain victory in World War I, he established the Cabinet Office and the administrative centre of government which essentially remains intact to this da...

Rishi Sunak is right to have called the General Election

  • 23 May 2024

In a bold move on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 May 2024 the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, walked through the front door of Number 10 into Downing Street in the middle of a summer downpour to announce that he had asked the King to dissolve Parliament and that an election for a ...

Chapter on the Duke of Marlborough by Mark Fox

  • 3 Mar 2024

Am excited to have been asked by ⁦‪Iain Dale‬⁩ to write a chapter on the first Duke of Marlborough - probably the greatest soldier-statesman Britain has ever produced - for his latest book, The Generals

The inside story on King Charles from the most authoritative of Royal chroniclers

  • 31 Jan 2024

I have just spent fourteen hours in what felt like the close company of the Royal scribe Robert Hardman. Choosing to tackle his new book in audio rather than hard copy form was no great hardship, his is an easy voice to listen to. He narrates in a conversational tone and the l...

Chapter on John Quincy Adams by Mark Fox

  • 23 Jan 2024

Written a chapter on John Quincy Adams

Chapter on Julius Caesar by Mark Fox

  • 23 Jan 2024

Written a chapter on Julius Caesar

Chapter on the 1900 General Election by Mark Fox

  • 23 Jan 2024

Written a chapter on the 1900 General Election

Chapter on King Edward III by Mark Fox

  • 14 Sep 2023

Written a chapter on King Edward III

On homelessness The Prince Of Wales is doing the right thing

  • 28 Jun 2023

Prince William has launched his ambitious five year campaign to end homelessness, declaring that “everyone should have a safe and secure home,” and that homelessness should be “rare, brief and unrepeated.” He kicked off the campaign with £3 million of funding from his personal...

The Coronation

  • 4 May 2023

What a spectacle it was when I went up to the Mall last Wednesday at 3am, with a surprisingly large number of other people, to watch the Full Dress Rehearsal for the Coronation Parade. Seven thousand men and women from the Armed Forces all looking absolutely immaculate. Perhap...