As the holders of both our cultural and personal memories, books seem sacred and their destruction, no matter the cause, is always shocking.
A distant monarch, political factionalism, vainglorious commanders and the distraction of European enemies helped George Washington seal victory in the American War of Independence, writes Kenneth Baker, who explores the conflict through caricature and print.
Kenneth Baker on poetry inspired by nations warring between themselves.
Kenneth Baker discusses the many facets of King George and shows how these were depicted by the great caricaturists of the day.
Kenneth Baker looks at the foibles and achievements of one of Britain’s most controversial monarchs through the eyes of his caricaturists.
Kenneth Baker recalls the early experiences and the school-teacher that instilled him with a love of history.
Kenneth Baker argues that cartoonists have let recent Prime Ministers off lightly compared with their eighteenth-century predecessors.