How pre-vaccination societies held greater freedoms than we do today

Dominic Green looks at the immortality of jazz saxophonist, Charlie Parker

How do governments of past, present, national and international deal with crises?

Marcus Walker responds to an article calling for a re-examination of Britain’s history

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

Stephen Parkinson reviews The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F Buckley Jr, and the debate over race in America, by Nicholas Buccola

Robert Hutton reviews Our Man in New York by Henry Hemming

From music to medicine: the secrets of a Kensington home