Allan Mallinson

Allan Mallinson

Allan Mallinson is a historian and former career soldier, one-time Anglican seminarian, Catholic convert. Author of the Matthew Hervey novels and four works of history on the British Army, and the First World War (Penguin RandomHouse). Times and Spectator contributor.

Allan Mallinson is a historian and former career soldier, one-time Anglican seminarian, Catholic convert. Author of the Matthew Hervey novels and four works of history on the British Army, and the First World War (Penguin RandomHouse). Times and Spectator contributor.

Has the Left weaponised Peterloo?

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

Has Pope Francis really banned the death penalty?

BY Allan Mallinson / 4 mins

Lessons in talking to tyrants

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

Can history hand us a moral compass?

BY Allan Mallinson / 4 mins

The pulling power of Tyneside’s great steam train

BY Allan Mallinson / 3 mins

Trump’s mission to Moscow is nothing new

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

An Air Force to be reckoned with

BY Allan Mallinson / 4 mins

Has Germany forgotten the debt it owes Britain?

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

Lies, damn lies – and propaganda

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

Only an entrepreneurial state can defend our nation

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

Trump, Kim and the art of the deal

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

From the Country Party to Corbyn – a history of opposition

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

Trump’s Korean recklessness has echoes of Reagan’s Reykjavik

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

When do empires end?

BY Allan Mallinson / 7 mins

Can lessons from the past guide us through the present?

BY Victoria Schofield / 4 mins

The dangers of historical misperception

BY Victoria Schofield / 5 mins

In Britain, there are still limits to religious freedom

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

Is Russia still a disruptive force in Korea?

BY Allan Mallinson / 4 mins

The logic amid the fog of chemical war

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

To preserve its authority, the US should have picked its battles more carefully

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

The trouble with trade wars

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

Why you can’t rely on the media to understand… the war in Ukraine

BY Allan Mallinson / 7 mins

What can we learn from Trump’s Good Books?

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

Have we forgotten the Czechs – or are we all relativists now?

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

Free Minds: Robert Sarah, the dissenting cardinal, seeking to save his Church

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

The outgoing German ambassador fails to understand British history

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

It’s a mistake to misrepresent Britain’s historical ‘entente’ with France

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

No historical drama can be completely accurate but are we tolerating too much invention?

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

What “event” of 2017 will in the long-run prove far MORE consequential than currently supposed; and why?

BY Eliot Cohen / 5 mins

What “event” of 2017 will in the long-run prove far LESS consequential than currently supposed; and why?

BY Eliot Cohen / 5 mins

A hundred years on, Trump is following Woodrow Wilson’s steps in seeking peace

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

Launching UnHerd’s history jury

BY Allan Mallinson / 1 min

Listen to Japan’s military aspirations. They are an echo of 150 years ago

BY Allan Mallinson / 7 mins

Hail, Mary! Why Britain could be in for a colourful Counter-Reformation

BY Allan Mallinson / 4 mins

With numbers so low we must consider strengthening our forces with battlefield nuclear weapons

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

It’s not personal Mr Farron – the British have never much liked politicians who ‘do God’

BY Allan Mallinson / 7 mins

A Pope and a Field Marshal agree: Trident should not be renewed

BY Allan Mallinson / 7 mins

Can Britain’s armed forces survive their retreating budgets?

BY Allan Mallinson / 8 mins

Should Congress allow Trump’s finger on the nuclear button? ‘Probably certainly.’

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

Gavin Williamson as Defence Secretary may be a ‘hazardous experiment,’ but it’s not the ministry’s first

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

‘What is the Army for?’ You only know afterwards.

BY Allan Mallinson / 7 mins

You don’t have to be aged to benefit from the wisdom of the ages

BY Allan Mallinson / 7 mins

Can history help us decide if The Queen should meet Donald Trump?

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

Keeping the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down. How’s Nato doing?

BY Allan Mallinson / 7 mins

In America, old soldiers soldier on; in Britain they simply fade away

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

We must learn from Churchill how to deal with Putin

BY Allan Mallinson / 8 mins

Marx: a revolutionary terrorist

BY Allan Mallinson / 6 mins

Why America’s Civil War casts such a long shadow over present day

BY Allan Mallinson / 8 mins

Brutality followed by brutality, followed by more brutality. Welcome to Korean history

BY Allan Mallinson / 7 mins

Who would you put on the front page? The murderous King Herod? The decadent seductress, Salome? Pilate, Rome’s powerful governor? Or a carpenter from Nazareth?

BY Allan Mallinson / 10 mins

The true story of Dunkirk

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins

News is history – and we should make it history

BY Allan Mallinson / 5 mins