Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones is the author of eight historical books, including biographies of the writers Rupert Brooke and Patrick Hamilton. A former deputy editor of ‘History Today’ magazine and a founder editor of ‘BBC History’, he leads tours of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy for The Cultural Experience travel company.

Violence is intrinsic to America and we shouldn’t expect it to cease being so when Donald Trump leaves office

If a biography of Boris had been published after his election victory it could have been fairly titled “Boris: A Study in Success”, but twelve months is an eternity in politics

Peter Hitchens is the courageous Cassandra of our age. But is his unrelenting pessimism undermining his conservative message?

The former Queen of the Groucho Club, for all her contradictions, is a rare voice of courage in an increasingly conformist world

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed 99 years ago this week. As Brexit talks enter the last lap, Nigel Jones argues that the Treaty could offer a model to follow

On the 50th anniversary of his public suicide, Nigel Jones reflects on the strange life and bizarre death of the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima

Have mere words finally lost their power to move us?

Nigel Jones looks at how the mistresses and girlfriends of rulers have exerted political power throughout history

“Vienna is different” is the city’s proud motto, but sadly, Vienna is much like every other European city

So strong was the media’s desire to get rid of Trump, that they suspended all criticism of the cognitive decline of his successor