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Churchill

Churchill Cast: Brian Cox as Winston Churchill Miranda Richardson as Clementine Churchill John Slattery as Dwight D. Eisenhower James Purefoy as King George VI Julian Wadham as General Bernard Montgomery Danny Webb as Field Marshall Alan Brooke Jonathan Aris as … Continue reading

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk Cast: Fionn Whitehead as Tommy, a British Army private Tom Glynn-Carney as Peter, Mr Dawson’s son Mark Rylance as Mr Dawson, a mariner and Peter’s father Jack Lowden as Pilot Officer Collins, a Royal Air Force Spitfire pilot Harry … Continue reading

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Wensleydale Heifer

The Wensleydale Heifer Em Marshall-Luck enjoys fine food in North Yorkshire The Wensleydale Heifer is an outstanding hotel, bar and seafood restaurant nestling in the village of West Witton under the benevolent, albeit looming gaze of Penn Hill. There are … Continue reading

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Oakeshott’s World View

Oakeshott’s World View Noel O’Sullivan (ed.), The Place of Michael Oakeshott in Contemporary Western and Non-Western Thought, Imprint Academic, 2017; £19.95; pbk; 197 pages, reviewed in two parts by ALLAN POND [This collection includes some of the papers given at the … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 8th August 2017

ENDNOTES, 8th August 2017        In this edition: The Richard Hickox Legacy from Chandos Records, including The Black Knight, reviewed by Stuart Millson The orchestral and operatic conductor, Richard Hickox CBE, was probably one of the hardest-working and most committed … Continue reading

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Bastille Day equals Brexit Day

Bastille Day equals Brexit Day Stephen MacLean highlights the Remainers’ fear of freedom Freedom lovers around the world celebrate Bastille Day (14th July) in recognition of the rights of man and ‘liberté, égalité, fraternité’. As many on the Continent believe, … Continue reading

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Piazza Fontana, Cirencester

Piazza Fontana, Cirencester Em Marshall-Luck finds a surprising Italian treat A lesson is to be had in not judging by appearances as one approaches Piazza Fontana. Conveniently and centrally located on the now hugely improved and smartened Castle Street in … Continue reading

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We Cannot Escape History

We Cannot Escape History Mark Wegierski contrasts American and Canadian Conservatism  [An article based on a presentation read at the “Conservatism: Made in USA” Conference, held at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, on April 28, 2010] America … Continue reading

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Old Downton Lodge

Old Downton Lodge Em Marshall-Luck enjoys a meal worthy of a Michelin star Old Downton Lodge is a remarkable place. Set amidst Shropshire’s rolling hills (despite the establishment itself being in a tongue of Herefordshire, poking rudely into Shropshire) it … Continue reading

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The Dutch Hercules

  The Dutch Hercules The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2357 to 2471, translated by C. Fantazzi, annotated by J.M. Estes, University of Toronto Press (2016), Pp. xix, 391, ISBN 978 1 4426 4878 4. $180.00 (hb), reviewed by Darrell Sutton … Continue reading

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