Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s books include The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! His most recent book is Churchill’s Shadow. (March 2023)

Bloody Panico

The British Conservative Party was once one of the great popular political movements of Europe. What happened?

Tory Nation: How One Party Took Over

by Samuel Earle

Boris Johnson: The Rise and Fall of a Troublemaker at Number 10

by Andrew Gimson

Pandemic Diaries: The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle Against Covid

by Matt Hancock with Isabel Oakeshott

The Fall of Boris Johnson: The Full Story

by Sebastian Payne

Out of the Blue: The Inside Story of the Unexpected Rise and Rapid Fall of Liz Truss

by Harry Cole and James Heale

The Reign: Life in Elizabeth’s Britain, Part 1: The Way It Was, 1952–79

by Matthew Engel

The Worm in the Apple: A History of the Conservative Party and Europe from Churchill to Cameron

by Christopher Tugendhat

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March 23, 2023 issue

Coronation portrait of George IV by Thomas Lawrence, 1821

A Discriminating Dissolute

George IV: Art and Spectacle

an exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, November 15, 2019–May 3, 2020; and the Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, October 16, 2020–April 5, 2021

George IV: King in Waiting

by Stella Tillyard

May 28, 2020 issue

A Royal Air Force Lancaster bomber during a night raid over Hamburg, Germany, 1943

One Hundred Years of Destruction

RAF: The Birth of the World’s First Air Force

by Richard Overy

Aerial Warfare: The Battle for the Skies

by Frank Ledwidg

December 20, 2018 issue

Four Churchills, clockwise from top left: Albert Finney in The Gathering Storm, 2002; Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour, 2017; Richard Burton in Walk With Destiny, 1974; and Robert Hardy in The Wilderness Years, 1981

A Star Is Born


a film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky

Darkest Hour

a film directed by Joe Wright

January 18, 2018 issue

Winston Churchill and his daughter Sarah laying bricks at their house in Chartwell, Kent, September 1928

Churchill: Great and Mean

No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money

by David Lough

Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill

by Sonia Purnell

June 9, 2016 issue

Horace Walpole’s country house, Strawberry Hill, in the nineteenth century

Walpole: The House & the Letters

Strawberry Hill and Horace Walpole: Essential Guide

by John Iddon

Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle

by Anna Chalcraft and Judith Viscardi

The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole’s Correspondence

edited by W.S. Lewis and others

Place-making for the Imagination: Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

by Marion Harney

Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill

edited by Michael Snodin

Horace Walpole’s Description of the Villa at Strawberry-Hill: A Facsimile of the Copy Extra-illustrated for Charles Bedford in the Collection of Lord Waldegrave of North Hill

with an introduction by William Waldegrave

Houghton Revisited: The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great’s Hermitage

by Larissa Dukelskaya and others

A Description of the Villa at Strawberry-Hill

by Horace Walpole, with an introduction by Stephen Clarke

A Different Kind of Weather: A Memoir

by William Waldegrave

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February 25, 2016 issue

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