Minoo Dinshaw

Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, by Anthony Van Dyck, 1641. Collection of the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire/Bridgeman Images

In an age of political and religious division that ended in Civil War, Lucius Cary and his circle at Great Tew offered a space for debate and compromise.

Herstmonceux Medieval Festival © Andrew Campbell Photography

Minoo Dinshaw is disappointed to discover that ignorance of the Middle Ages can found even among the most elevated company.

Depiction of Richard being pardoned by Emperor Henry VI, c. 1196

Steven Runciman’s profile of Richard the Lionheart, written at a time of impending crisis in Anglo-Cypriot relations, offers a nuanced and sensitive portrait, writes Minoo Dinshaw.