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This week marks the 60th anniversary of John le Carré's first novel. Ferdinand Mount remembers him as a brilliant teacher at Eton
Boris Johnson has emerged as Britain’s first Catholic Prime Minister. Frances Wilson talks to Lady Antonia Fraser, about her definitive book on Catholic Emancipation
The Windsors were married today in 1937. And the Court Circular revealed how angry the Royal Family were about it, says Anna Pasternak
Adulterous prime ministers, philandering Royals… The Georgians had all our moral failings – and more, says Catherine Ostler
70 years ago, Nicholas Tucker caught the last echoes of a thumping great church scandal
The Titanic’s hull was launched today in 1911. York Membery visits the moving final resting place of 121 of the ship's victims in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Geoffrey Holland salutes the World War II pilot, who flew the Nazi General Alfred Jodl to Rheims on May 6th, 1945, to surrender the Third Reich
Barry Cryer tells Oldie readers his best jokes
Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has died at 91. Valerie Grove met him and discovered the brilliant idea that has led to the 'toy/book' selling 146 million copies
Tourette's teaches tolerance, says Danny Sumbler
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