Tag: The British Empire
Victoria at 200: a woman afraid of nothing
Tomorrow, Britain will celebrate the 200th birthday of one of its longest-reigning monarchs. The creator of ITV’s Victoria says the Queen makes a fine role model for young women today.
Archie Harrison (Harry’s son) meets the Queen
What’s in a name? An awful lot judging by the reaction this morning to the adorable Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, aged three days, as he was introduced to his royal great granny.
Study finds signs that civilisation is ending
After analysing the lifespans of nearly 100 historic empires and their cultures, a Cambridge academic finds common warning signs of impending collapse. Alarmingly, many are evident today.
Row erupts over claim Churchill was a villain
Can you be a hero and a villain at the same time? Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, is under fire for branding Winston Churchill — once voted the “greatest Briton” — a villain.
Zimbabwe in flames as dreams of reform die
Spiralling fuel costs and economic hardship have sparked mass protests in Zimbabwe. At least 12 people have been killed in a brutal crackdown — Zimbabwe’s worst violence for a decade.
Not victorious... but happy and glorious
Can the warm glow last? England may have crashed out of the World Cup, but Gareth Southgate’s young lions have sparked a new-found patriotism that is surging across the nation.
Less than half of young people proud of England
Should you be proud of your country? A major survey has revealed a sharp fall in patriotism among the young. One in 10 said they were “embarrassed” to be English. Is national pride so bad?
‘Magical elixir’ tea is world's best drink
Can anything beat a good cuppa? Tea is the second-most drunk beverage after water. Now historians have found a 17th-century shopping list containing Britain’s first reference to the drink.