My most talked-about piece of journalism by a long way. An account of a personal journey through environmentalism, and a lament at what it has become.
English governance is a canker at the heart of our crumbling constitution. The UK is broken, but the political class won’t talk about it.
A historical fancy commissioned for the programme of the play Jerusalem, written by Jez Butterworth and performed in the West End in 2010 and on Broadway in 2011.
How many more National Trust tea rooms will have to be submerged under eight feet of water before we can grasp that the future is not behaving in the way it was supposed to?
A short journey through the secrets and wonders of the upper Thames.
English history is too often represented, even today, as a pageant of lords and nobles, wars and conquests. But there is another history.
Time for the English to dig into their history and find some new heroes.
Three men are walking the length and breadth of Britain, singing as they go.
Renewable mega-projects that trash landscapes may be low-carbon – but they’re not green.
A summary of my book ‘Real England’, written as a feature for the Daily Telegraph.