History

Pomegranate: the fruit that myths are made of

The pomegranate features prominently in folklore from all over the world

19 Jan 2017

Books to get you through winter

A literary selection that will banish the winter blues

17 Jan 2017

The fruit with a colourful past

Why oranges are one of the most exquisite fruits of all

12 Jan 2017

Milk: a drink for the ages

We still can’t get enough of the stuff, but dairy farmers need our help to survive

22 Nov 2016

Does the National Trust need to preserve Agatha Christie’s home for the nation?

Britain would benefit far more if Greenway, and a number of other buildings, was given a blue plaque and sold off

21 Nov 2016

Jam: a beautifully preserved history

Joan of Arc, Nostradamus and Louis XIV were all partial to jam

21 Oct 2016

Crying time

The tears of war

20 Jun 2015