St Crispin’s Day: shoemakers’ holiday
Patriotic Britons and lovers of Shakespeare remember the 25th October with the stirring words from Henry V on the eve of the 1415 Battle of Agincourt.
The loss of the hall
On 10 May 1941, London was subjected to one of the most intense nights of bombing of the Blitz.
A Nobel Cordwainer
In the world of Nobel laureates, October is awards month. Born 155 years ago, Austen Chamberlain is (so far) the only Cordwainer to have been so honoured.