History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
Mike Stuchbery argues that Petrarch's passion for his muse Laura triggered the Renaissance imagination and paved the way for modernity.
The Count of the Saxon recalls the first book to record the timeless British refrain - 'things aren't what they used to be'.
Tribalism is killing us, wrote Tina Gharavi in our launch issue and Mike Stuchery has a vivid example of this from history.
As the embers cool in the devastated sections of Notre Dame de Paris and the world comes together to restore it, it seems a good time to reflect on the effect that historic churches and cathedrals have had on my own life.
Mike Stuchbery argues that we need to take a salutary walk in the shadow our our ancestors to reconnect with their hopes and fears
EXCLUSIVE The Story of Brexit is the Story of Empire: Why Did Asian Immigrants Vote to Leave the EU?
The complicated love-hate relationship of immigrants from former colonies with the British Empire cannot be ignored if lessons are to be learned in post-Brexit Britain, says Hardeep Matharu
The Count of the Saxon Shore recalls how an aggressive Leave Campaign led to de-industrialisation and porous borders
The Count of the Saxon Shore continues his saga of the First Great Brexit - from the Roman Empire - and fostered the forerunners of Nigel Farage