American Civil War

Donald Trump Mocked For Astounding Misunderstanding Of American History

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has confounded anyone with even a basic grasp of history by asking why the American Civil War could “not have been worked out?” He al...

Tory MP 'Regrets' Causing Offence With 'Really Disabled People' Comment

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

A senior Conservative has said he regrets causing offence after he said disability payments should go to “really disabled people” rather than thos...

Mothers' Day: This is No Time To Relax!

Karen Dobres | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK
Karen Dobres

Anyone else a bit fed up of emails telling you which bath products, flowers and chocolates to get your Mum for Mothers' Day? I mean, I can always do with a box of chocs, and so can my Mum, but this commercial onslaught is relentless. Before all the commerciality came, there was Mothering Sunday,* an early religious festival, but frankly that doesn't resonate with me either...

The British Origins of America's Political Divide

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

According to the theory, the origins of the Red and Blue state divide go back to the English Civil War of the 1640s, when champions of Parliament fled to Massachusetts and supporters of the King found safe haven in Virginia.

Planet Appetite: Food Routes in Virginia, USA

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Just across the river from Washington DC, Virginia boasts brilliant oysters, interesting wines and seed-to-plate eating.

Even After More Than a Century and a Half, the Secession of West Virginia Still Seems Bizarre...

Endeavour Press | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

The American Civil War produced many stories, most of them of battles, heroism, and the overcoming of great odds. It also produced its share of offbeat schemes and political maneuvers. Perhaps one of the strangest of these concerns the founding of West Virginia.

Crombie: Coats Maketh the Man

Jason Holmes | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Style
Jason Holmes

Crombie's autumn/winter 2012 collection possesses what you would expect from a company that has dressed the likes of the Duke of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Cary Grant, The Beatles, JFK and Barack Obama: and that is ineffable classic style, but with a modern twist. Jason Holmes met Crombie's head of wholesale Gordon Ritchie to try on the king of coats

Historical Mates: Lancashire and Abraham Lincoln

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 09.05.2012 | Home
J.L. Sirisuk

Whilst the 150th anniversary of the American civil war continues to provoke considerable debate and a range of commemorative events, I am reminded of the war's impact on a specific part of the world - though one not located within the 50 US states, but across the Atlantic.

Washington Notebook: An America Divided

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

During this Civil War Remembrance Year, as a nation America looks back 150 years and hears the somber words of Abraham Lincoln - "A house divided against itself cannot stand."