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.

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

We could do worse than adopt the twin maxims of the western world’s two wartime leaders

Nigel Jones compares the power of rumours in Wartime Britain with the fake news afflictions of our Covid-stricken society

Are Churchill’s and Orwell’s warnings about to come to pass?

The British public will not stay forever silent as their values and beliefs are attacked