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A book by former director-general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, makes a case for the importance of rediscovering a shared language

Was the Battle of Britain worth it?

As the 75th anniversary of the airborne battle is celebrated, Britain is still deluded about the terrible mistakes made by the country’s wartime leaders

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Churchill imbibed, and served up, the classic Victorian Anglican version of our island story

Historians will argue about his mistakes, but everyone who filed past Churchill’s coffin was certain they were mourning the passing of a great man