Mosley Oswald

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Desmond Guinness at Leixlip Castle in 2013. Photograph: Eric Lukebridge Big House Festival August Bank Holiday

Born: 8th September, 1931 Died: 20th August, 2020 It is an extraordinary tribute to the Hon Desmond Guinness, who has died aged 88, that it is merely(...)

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex,  appear fully prepared to exploit their status commercially. File photograph: Reuters

The duke and duchess looked awkward, even pained, as they answered the interviewer’s questions, all of which had been agreed in advance and rehearsed (...)

From The Irish Times – Friday, May 30th, 1919.

Nutritional products asserting health-giving properties pre-date protein bars, and even this (160-year-old!) publication. And long before science woul(...)

British politician Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley (1896 - 1980) inspects members of his British Union of Fascists in Royal Mint Street, London. Their presence sparked a riot which became known as the Battle of Cable Street. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

The Battle of Cable Street in 1936 was a seminal moment in the history of the Jewish community in England, and for British socialism. It was a genuin(...)

Anti-fascist protesters, some of them carrying missiles, run from a barricade they have erected near Aldgate on October 4th, 1936. The police are charging on the far side of the barricade, which has been reinforced with paving stones. Photograph: Jewish Chronicle/Heritage Images/Getty Images

Trouble was brewing in London 80 years ago. In the early morning of October 4th, 1936, thousands of black-shirted fascists mustered around the Tower o(...)