Rev Frederick O’Neill and his wife Mrs Annie O’Neill (nee Wilson)  outside their home in Faku in China in the 1930s. Photograph: Marion Young

“At times I gave gifts to local rulers or kings, over and above what I paid to their sons who travelled with me. Despite this, they took me and my com(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on September 22nd. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

There are three types of refugee in Greece today: Syrians, sun-seekers and citizens. The Syrians seek refuge because they can’t go home. The sun-seek(...)

Jan Sobieski Vanquisher of the Turks at the Gates of Vienna by Jan Matejko

Jan Sobieski was born in 1629 into a noble family in Olesko, near Lviv, today in western Ukraine, then in the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth, o(...)