Simon Heffer is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Buckingham. He is a regular columnist for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and for Perspective magazine, and has been deputy editor of both the Spectator and the Daily Telegraph. His books include biographies of Thomas Carlyle, Enoch Powell, Edward VII and Ralph Vaughan Williams. He has published three volumes of a history of Britain from 1838 to 1939 – High Minds, the Age of Decadence and Staring at God, and the concluding volume, Sing As We Go, will be published in 2023. Publication of his three-volume unexpurgated edition of the Diaries of Sir Henry Channon has just been completed.