Articles by Ian Irvine
A satirical view of Wellington's duel The English diarist and cricketer Charles Greville writes in his diary, 21st March 1829: This morning the Duke fought a duel with Lord Winchelsea …...
Writers and performers recall their first broadcasting experiences
How do the behind-the-scenes negotiations actually work when there's a hung parliament? Two diaries by former insiders reveal the horse-trading required
Letters and diaries on money and politics
Three extracts from diaries and memoirs recording first encounters.