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.

Nigel Jones, a chastened practitioner of writing biographies, warns that writing someone’s life can be a dangerous venture

If Keir Hardie were still around, he might ask himself why he bothered to create a political party that has now lost its purpose

English nationalism is returning from its long slumber, ready to stand proud once again

Nigel Jones warns that cinematic portrayals of historical events and figures could alter how we understand the past

History shows that Third Party tilts at the presidency don’t work

Rejected and reviled former prime ministers should stay in the political graveyard where they belong

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