Constance Markievicz in the uniform of the Irish Citizen Army.

A colourful and striking figure, Constance Markievicz could not be said at first glance to be a typical revolutionary of that revolutionary time. Born(...)

Members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition  1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton, drink a toast to ‘sweethearts and wives’ on board the Endurance. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

So far, this winter has been colder than the last. Christmas scarves, hats and gloves have already been put to good use. The return to school means th(...)

Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz being escorted away by government troops, Easter Rising 1916. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

England’s “800 years of oppression” in Ireland can be officially extended – by 25 minutes. Along with Trevelyan’s corn, it turns out they also (...)