Nigel Jones

A Strange Pantheon

The interface between politics and war, rather than military strategy and tactics. 

Devil’s Brew

Two new biographies advance our understanding of the Ultima Thule in evil.

Stealing The Crown Jewels

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? 

Dreyfus and Oscar Wilde: A Tale of Two Scandals

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?