Nigel Jones

France has long been the quintessential land of the political scandal. Since at least the 17th century its rulers have been repeatedly up to their...

After this month's terrible terrorist attack, Nigel Jones reflects on a part of France in which the beauty of the landscape is inversely proportional to the mass violence it has witnessed throughout history.

Like buses on a wet November night good books on Intelligence are rare – but to have three corkers like these arrive at once is a treat indeed....

What was behind Colonel Thomas Blood’s failed attempt to steal the Crown Jewels during the cash-strapped reign of Charles II and how did he survive such a treasonable act? Nigel Jones questions the motives of a notorious 17th-century schemer.

In this very important and revealing – if flawed – study of Adolf Hitler’s early years in the German army between 1914 and 1920, Thomas Weber sets...

Although there have been many studies in English of how Britain in general, and London in particular, stood up to the Blitz, Roger Moorhouse’s is...

The innocence of France’s Captain Dreyfus – a Jewish officer incarcerated on Devil’s Island after he was accused of spying for Germany – has long been established. But was there a real traitor? And what part did Oscar Wilde play in the murky affair?

Nigel Jones celebrates a great humanitarian who navigated the perilous paths between good and evil, a mission that was to cost him his life.

It is, alas, rare to find a book by a heavyweight American academic historian that zips along with...

As Europe polarised between Right and Left in the 1930s, many artists and authors nailed their reputations to either extreme. Others, says Nigel Jones, took refuge in the ‘inner emigration’ of silence. Even in stable Britain, writers felt compelled to take a stand – often in the service of the secret state.



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