Hobsbawm obituary

The Marxist economic historian Eric Hobsbawm, who has died aged 95, was regarded internationally as one of most the prominent British historians, his works being number one on the reading list for every student with an interest in modern history. Born in 1917, Hobsbawm grew up in Egypt, Vienna and Berlin, where he witnessed the Continue Reading

Meddlesome priests

The Church of England has had something of a reputation as a reactionary, conservative institution; a pillar of the establishment; a homogeneous, unified, source of unwavering support for the ruling authorities. Not so. The Anglican Church has always been an organisation in which diverse and often radical doctrines have been given a platform. In the Continue Reading