William Penn

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Oliver Cromwell. A portrait by Sir Peter Lely in 1657. Photograph: Palazzo Pitti/ Public Domain

As evening descended around him Don Juan Morfa, a captain in the Spanish army, oversaw the hasty construction of an earthwork barricade near the mouth(...)

The old town.

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love. The US’s first and only world heritage city. The city founded by British Quaker William Penn in 1682. The ci(...)

Religious writer Thomas Merton, pictured in the late 1930s. File photograph: Getty Images

Fifty years ago next Monday, Thomas Merton was found dead in his room near Bangkok, where he had been the main speaker at an international monastic co(...)

Philadelphia’s St Patrick’s Day parade: The City of Brotherly Love is central to the Irish-American experience.

When Enda Kenny arrives in the US this weekend for his American swansong, it is apt that Philadelphia will be his first port of call. The elegant 17th(...)