Jerome deGroot

Monuments to the Past

A nation built on symbols and a clear sense of history, the US increasingly recognises that it cannot defend the continuing presence of these statues in public spaces.

Remembering the Forgotten

In this round-up of historical fiction: Thomas Hardy’s housemaid, an Icelandic boy witnesses the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic and a young Englishwoman in revolutionary Paris. 

The Royal Oak

Memory, heritage and history combine in one enduring symbol of the Restoration to reveal the complexities of England’s contested past.

The Past Made Flesh

Jerome de Groot muses on how authors of historical fiction try to flesh out the bare bones of history, drawing on old and new works.