Donald Trump: quickly claimed Mueller’s findings meant complete and total exoneration for him. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Even when there was very good news for him, Donald Trump just had to lie about it. As soon as his loyal attorney general William Barr issued a four-p(...)

Game of Thones: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in the Battle of the Bastards

Sex, violence and money: Game of Thrones has more of them than anything we’ve ever seen on TV before. So on the face of it, it may be pretty stupid to(...)

Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo (1522) by Agnolo di Cosimo, called Bronzino. National Gallery of Prague

With brief exceptions, the Medici ruled Florence from the mid-15th until the mid-18th century, rising from the lowly rank of traders in textiles to(...)