King Edward VIII, formerly Edward, Prince of Wales, making his first radio broadcast to the world on the 1st March 1936. Newly released  files show that IRA volunteers tried to kidnap the Prince of Wales in 1922 in an attempt to have a death sentence commuted. Photograph: PA

IRA volunteers tried to kidnap the Prince of Wales in an attempt to have a death sentence commuted, the military pensions archives which have been rel(...)

British prime minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before the historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning today that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. Photograph: Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before the historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remai(...)

Not all courses are as spectacular as the Old Head in Kinsale but even modest ones tend to be beautiful
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  • September 6, 2014, 00:00

I came late to golf after a lifetime of contempt for golfers and golf clubs. It wasn’t so much the game itself that was off-putting, although it looke(...)

Richard Attenborough in 2008: the film Gandhi marked the pinnacle of his career. Photograph: Getty Images

Richard Attenborough, the film director who chronicled the end of British colonial rule in India with his Oscar-winning epic Gandhi and performed in m(...)

Rebuilding the house of Hohenzollern: Georg Friedrich Prinz von Preussen at the €590 million reconstruction of his family’s former palace. Photograph: Adam Berry

To enter Berlin’s biggest building site the tall, rangy man puts on a blue hard hat and a high-visibility jacket emblazoned with Besucher – visitor(...)

Guns being landed at Howth in 1914. The figure on the far right is Erskine Childers. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

One hundred years ago on Saturday last Erskine Childers sailed his expensive gun-laden yacht Asgard towards the east pier at Howth. Unburdened of his (...)

The problems currently facing the Orange institution in Northern Ireland are nothing new. Indeed if anything it is a replay of the conflicts of the re(...)

Mary Soames with her mother and father in 1963

Mary Soames, who has died aged 91, was the last surviving child of Britain’s wartime prime minister, Winston Churchill. She spent an idyllic childhood(...)

Leadership candidate: Joan Burton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘The leader’s role in election victories and defeats is greatly exaggerated,” says Archie Brown. “In a very, very tight contest the relative popularit(...)

Mary  Soames: youngest of five children of Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine. Photograph: PA

Mary Soames, the last surviving child of Winston Churchill, has died, it was announced today.Lady Soames, who was 91, died peacefully at home yesterda(...)

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