Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, the revealing subtitle to John Lahr's huge, often fascinating, official biography of Tennessee Williams, sounds as if it might be a reference to some risky American film starring the likes of Lana Turner.
Francis Bacon was one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid-twentieth century, and served as the inspiration and launching point for much of the figural and abstract art that came after him. This highly illustrated book features not o
Comedy matters. Arguably the toughest and most widely loved art form we have, comedy is still finding its rightful place within our national heritage, with a Comedy Museum newly opened in the capital, an impressive landmark crafted from catchphrases in Bl
Thomas Cromwell is known to millions as the leading character in Hilary Mantel's bestselling Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. But who was the real Cromwell?
Born a lowly tavern keeper's son, Cromwell rose swiftly through the ranks to become Henry VII
IF THERE is one thing most people know about Queen Victoria, it is that she was not amused. And yet, contrary to popular belief, the woman who became Britain’s Queen in 1837, aged just 18, loved joking, music and dancing.
Duncan Ferguson was an old-fashioned Scottish centre-forward who went from a boarding house in Dundee to the marble staircase of Rangers in a record-breaking transfer. His GBP4m move from Dundee United to Ibrox made him British football's most expensive n