Roland Quinault

The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Few episodes in the history of the British Labour movement have been as mythologised as that in which six Dorset farm labourers were shipped to Australia for their trade union activities.

Chekhov and Conservation

The great Russian author drew inspiration from the countryside and explored the practical and spiritual impact of trees on people, as well as on the environment and climate, Roland Quinault writes.

Scots On Top? Tartan Power at Westminster 1707-2007

Roland Quinault asks whether politicians from north of the Border have always dominated Parliament, as some people think is the case today. Tam Dalyell, Labour MP for West Lothian and Linlithgow 1962-2007, adds his own comments.

Britain in 1950

Roland Quinault looks at the state of the islands immediately following the Second World War.