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.

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

The whole history of the West is — to confound the simplicities of the woke — one gigantic act of “cultural appropriation”

How on earth did the National Trust hire a non-historian to do an historian’s job?

A Procrustean bed of critical theory is examining a British military hero – with predictable results

Why have our great cultural institutions been among the first to fall?

The great scholars of the Middle Ages had their own word for Trans