Victor Bailey

Churchill as Home Secretary

Accounts of Winston Churchill's conduct of this office in 1910-11 generally underline those incidents of public disorder rioting coal miners in Tonypandy; besieged revolutionaries in Sidney Street. Victor Bailey asserts they reveal Churchill as an illiberal, sabre-rattler, eager for armed conflict between soldiers and workers.

Bibles and Dummy Rifles: The Boys' Brigade

Victor Bailey look at the movement that began on the evening of October 4th, 1883, when a young Glasgow Sunday School teacher, William Smith, opened the doors of his Free Church Mission Hall for the first meeting of a voluntary, uniformed youth organisation concerned with the Christian development of adolescent boys.

Scouting for Empire

Seventy-five years ago the Scout movement started in Britain, explains Victor Bailey, an authentic expression of the Edwardian age of Empire.