Professor Jeremy Black talks with Graham Stewart about Queen Elizabeth II’s place in British history

The British monarchy is defying secular modernity

For 70 years Queen Elizabeth II brought dignity and grace to public life

Britain will never be the same

Our enchanted, sometimes absurd, monarchy is one of the last focuses of common cultural experience

Opponents of the monarchy are also suspected of hating Christmas, puppies and the sound of children’s laughter

The universal realities of life, love and death are at the core of the strength of the monarchy

Many of us will never live to see a jubilee again — what will sustain the Windsors without spectacle?

Oak Apple Day celebrates the inevitable return of the primordial and the perennial