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A series of poems on the life of St Francis of Assisi is scarce on facts but rich in imagination
A new biography promises to change our understanding of Tudor politics
Ahead of Sunday’s elections in Hungary, Kate Maltby visits her grandmother’s homeland
We should not pretend cultural reforms were ever ushered forth at the speed of a tweet
The first Elizabethans also lived in a time of cultural conflict and upheaval
Biological women still have experiences that define them as a group
George RR Martin’s fantasy world has its roots in medievalism — but how authentic are its Middle Ages?
A play depicting Julius Caesar as Donald Trump has lost sponsors and enraged the president’s supporters
Since Tudor times, civic grief has assisted with civic healing and should not be mocked
Government cuts have continued unrelentingly over the past seven years
Feminist historians are right to question the depiction of women as long-suffering
The portrayal of King Charles III is both topical and sensitive
A battle over an ousted theatre director has parallels with the election campaign
The devotional poems set believers and non-believers alight
One political heroine is getting a statue near parliament, but we need many more
Their classical allusions, however obscure, still mask a modern bite
The decline of the radio schedule heralds the death of the collective cultural moment
Notebook: Uncertainty of current events makes political theatre oddly less relevant
The fall and rise of a breakout online star
Theresa May serves up our shared history but the hit musical calls up a divided past
A government review offers sensible ideas but it is impossible to define Britishness
In our year of anxiety the Queen has failed to offer leadership. But how could she?