Two thousand years ago, when Western civilization was bounded by the laws and legions of the Roman Empire, the proudest words a man could utter were: “I am a citizen of Rome.” A century ago, when the world was girdled by the British Empire, the Englishman's voice sounded from the earth's far corners: “I am a British subject.” Now, in the middle of the 20th Century, the most arresting tones of history said something else: “I am an American.”What did the phrase mean? The U.S.
“The Englishman is tolerant of everything, including intolerance,” says a British sociologist. Only up to a point
Is there life beyond the living dead? Can Robert Pattinson, the 24-year-old Englishman who achieved a teen-talisman celebrity playing the dreamboat vampire Edward, find longevity in a post-Twilight Saga acting career?
As she had often done before since the Falkland Islands were taken from her in 1833, Argentina last week officially called upon Britain to return the bleak, strategic archipelago thinly stocked with hardy sheep and hardheaded Scots. Britain was not expected to reply
Lee Westwood finally takes No. 1 spot from Tiger Woods The Englishman becomes the world’s top-ranked golfer after Woods held the spot for a record 281 weeks. Lee Westwood had little reason to think one year ago he could be No. 1 in the world, a position that looked “unattainable” the way Tiger Woods had […]
A smudged fingerprint has convinced art experts that a painting thought to have dated back to the early 19th century is the work of revered Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.
Sebastian Vettel will begin the Japanese Grand Prix in pole position after the Red Bull driver produced the fastest lap in an action-packed qualifying session which saw Formula One Championship leader Jenson Button penalized five places. The German held his nerve in a session which saw three red flags and two drivers taken to hospital to clock a time of one minute 32.160 seconds ahead of Toyota’s Jarno Trulli, who also secured a place at the front of the grid after he got round in 1min 32.220secs
A man using a metal detector in a rural English field has uncovered the largest Anglo-Saxon gold hoard ever found — an “unprecedented” treasure that sheds new light on history, archaeologists said Thursday.
If all publicity really is good publicity then David Beckham, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Major League Soccer have had a really good week. But the publicity also raised questions about Beckham’s commitment to advancing soccer in the United States where other sports such as American football and baseball are the high profile money spinners
World number one Tiger Woods crashed out of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona on Thursday, going down in the second round to South African Tim Clark. Clark moved into the last 16 4&2, bringing a premature end to Woods’ return from an eight-month absence.