David Starkey

David Starkey, Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and Honorary Professor of History at the University of Buckingham, is one of Britain’s leading historians. He is the author of many books and has guest-curated several major historical exhibitions.

Rules mean nothing without the means to enforce them

Number 10, as a court, is now more-or-less sui generis

The campaign to put up a statue to Bristol’s greatest benefactor wasn’t about Colston, it was about Bristol

The modern hegemony of the “liberal professions” has become one of the principal challenges to liberal democracy

Wokeness is less an intellectual position and more a form of wish-fulfilment

Francis Fukuyama got it very wrong

Boris Johnson’s ‘one great indivisible United Kingdom’ is neither one, nor indivisible, nor united

Our everyday politics are court politics and Boris Johnson is king in all but name

The bourgeoisification of Labour isn’t new. It was catalogued in Orwell’s scabrously entertaining dissection of socialism

The reformed Royal family sailed unscathed through the mid-century crises of the abdication, the Depression and the Second World War