Simon Heffer

Simon Heffer is Professor of History at the University of Buckingham and writes for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. His new book is Staring at God: Britain in the Great War (Random House).

Our shallow and insincere public discourse pales by comparison to the bitter, but profound, politics of the Edwardian era

The Duke of Edinburgh’s genius was to ensure that the more the Royal family changed, the more it appeared to remain the same

Universities need to rescue the teaching of history from grip of woke ideologues

An indolent, blustering prime minister surrounded by supine, vacuous incompetents

Benjamin Disraeli could change his mind without turning a hair

Simon Heffer reviews Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate by Paul Lay

A climate of intolerance is threatening the pursuit of reason.

Simon Heffer on the final instalment of Charles Moore’s Thatcher biography and Paul Corthorn’s ‘Enoch Powell’