Roland Quinault

Churchill and the Cunarders

From luxury liners to troopships: Roland Quinault examines the close relationship between the Cunard line and Winston Churchill.

Asquith: A Prime Minister at War

As a peacetime premier Herbert Asquith was held in high regard, but the First World War undid his reputation. That is an unfair judgment, argues Roland Quinault.

Bismarck and Gladstone Beyond Caricature

Though they are often seen as polar opposites,the architect of modern Germany and the great British Liberal statesman shared more in common than one might think. Roland Quinault draws comparisons.

Victorian Juries

Roland Quinault looks at how the Victorians saw the old English system of trial by jury as a defining feature of British good government and fair play and as an example to other nations. Admiration for the system at home and abroad, though, contrasted with the practical realities faced by 19th-century juries.

Underground Attacks

Roland Quinault finds alarming parallels for the recent London bomb attacks in the 1880s.

Churchill and Black Africa

Roland Quinault examines the career, speeches and writings of Churchill for evidence as to whether or not he was racist and patronizing to black peoples.

Churchill's United Europe

Ronald Quinault wonders what Churchill would have made of Maastricht in the light of his post-war activities.