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Simon Jenkins


Born
in Birmingham, West Midlands, The United Kingdom
June 10, 1943

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Sir Simon David Jenkins, FSA, FRSL is the author of the international bestsellers England’s Thousand Best Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is chairman of the National Trust.

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The United Kingdom is broken. It’s time for a new British federation | Simon Jenkins

Celtic grievances have erupted once more, and can no longer be waved away by Whitehall

The legendary Welsh rugby star Phil Bennett, who died last month, would rouse his team against England, calling them “bastards … taking our coal, our water, our steel … They exploited, raped, controlled and punished us – that’s who you are playing.” It was fighting talk, only half in jest. It was Celts against th

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“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction.’ Even”
Simon Jenkins, A Short History of England

“The contemporary Matthew Paris wrote that, ‘foul as it is, hell itself is defiled by the foulness of King John’. A bard sang that ‘no man may ever trust him, for his heart is soft and cowardly’. Yet this evil was catalyst for a greater good, Magna Carta.”
Simon Jenkins, A Short History of England

“The nation’s patriotic juices were stirred and the new music halls chanted, ‘We don’t want to fight but by jingo if we do, / We’ve got the ships, we’ve got the men, we’ve got the money too.’ Such sentiments became known as jingoism.”
Simon Jenkins, A Short History of England

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