This progressive historian’s real charge against the monarchic institution is one of “complacency”

Britain, and her monarchy, have a language fitted for times of joy and sorrow alike — so why does the Church of England make such poor use of our traditional liturgy?

A monarch quitting undercuts the point of the institution they represent

Liberty, license and Milton’s multifaceted allegory for Oliver Cromwell

The cliché of Britain as “the land without music” was disproved

Confronting the mysteries of a sacred institution

Against the tyranny of twee

Rejoice in the sheer religiosity of the Coronation. It places the King above the political fray

Guardian columnists can’t stop telling us how little they care