Last December, we heard about artist Sipho Mabona’s quest to fold a life-size origami elephant out of a single sheet of paper. And now he’s finally done it–and we’ve got the video to show how it was done.
Travel Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors'
Think of an art at which the English have excelled and I doubt you would come up with the word ‘embroidery’. As I muttered when my agent asked whether I should like to make a film for BBC4 about the golden
The first glimpse of how Richard III could be reburied has been revealed, with the service to be shaped by the scholarly detective work of an Oxford University academic. Alexandra Buckle, from St Anne's
The fate of Richard III has had viewers enthralled and now BBC2 is moving the focus onto the dynasty that toppled him with a documentary season on The Tudors. BBC2's series of programmes focuses on the
The Mary Rose is the Pompeii of Tudor Britain, a time capsule of astonishing, eerie survivals from a world preserved for centuries in a muddy seabed. On 31 May this year, the new Mary Rose Museum will
The book reviews in this week’s issue of the Spectator is worth the cover price. Here is a selection of quotes from some of them. The historian Anne Somerset enjoys Leanda de Lisle’s ‘different perspective’
Two studies of the Tudors and the Scottish throne shed light on a far from inevitable union The unhurried fashion in which James VI of Scotland ambled south towards London to claim his crown in 1603, off