Winston Churchill

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Agent behind James Bond spy Vesper Lynd given new role in UK-Poland relations
Wartime operative Krystyna Skarbek, lauded by Churchill, will serve as a symbol of the cultural ties between the allies

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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How Great Thou Art and its Nazi rhythm | Brief letters
Brief letters: DJ Donald Trump’s musical choice | Trickle-down theory | Churchill’s 99% tax rate | Cheating at chess | Woman-free Wordsearch

Letters

22, Sep, 2022 @5:05 PM

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A century of grief: how the Observer saw Britain’s state funerals through the years
The death of a monarch happens so rarely that the arcane ceremony of burial must be explained to every generation

Vanessa Thorpe

17, Sep, 2022 @6:07 PM

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Secret of the Queen’s soft power – across seven decades and 15 prime ministers
Elizabeth II got on well with PMs of widely differing politics and backgrounds and played a key role in the background of British politics

Gaby Hinsliff

10, Sep, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Boris Johnson broke all the rules, but history may be kind to him yet | Vernon Bogdanor
From Brexit to Covid, there were some gleams of light – but the PM’s belief he was above the law did for him in the end, says academic and author Vernon Bogdanor

Vernon Bogdanor

05, Sep, 2022 @9:46 AM

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Famed Churchill portrait stolen from hotel and replaced with fake
An employee at the Château Laurier in Ottawa spotted something amiss with ‘Roaring Lion’ portrait by photographer Yousuf Karsh

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

23, Aug, 2022 @5:28 PM

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Anthony Trollope’s take on London policing is still relevant today | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Met’s Partygate investigation | Winston Churchill | Toppling the PM | Israel’s ‘culture of impunity’ | Margaret Thatcher statue

Letters

23, May, 2022 @5:17 PM

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The mistakes of Winston Churchill, 1966
What was the problem? His biographer attempts to identify his tragic flaw. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

01, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Why did GB News interview a Churchill impersonator as if he were the real thing? | Zoe Williams
In a baffling segment on the TV channel, a stand-in for the wartime leader ponders whether he would be cancelled. Too right he would, says the Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

01, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Chamberlain was a great man’: why has the PM fooled by Hitler been recast as a hero in new film Munich?
He is seen as the appeaser who fell for Hitler’s lies. But was Chamberlain scapegoated? Writer Robert Harris and actor Jeremy Irons discuss taking on history with their controversial new film

Alex von Tunzelmann

15, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Clarissa Eden obituary
Wife of Anthony Eden, the Conservative prime minister during the Suez crisis, who found herself at the centre of political life in the 1950s

Cate Haste

16, Nov, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Churchill was not condemned in National Trust report | Letters
Letters: The report on the legacies of slavery and colonialism at the Trust’s properties went through a robust review process, writes John Orna-Ornstein

Letters

21, Oct, 2021 @4:12 PM

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