Hereditas Historiae

Website hosted by Irène Diependaal to foster some historical knowledge necessary to understand our present times

An American real life soap opera

Look back in anger. The famous play by John Osborne (1956) has little to do with the American presidential elections  2016. However, some main themes are to be recognised. Or was it a variation to Who is afraid of Virigina Woolf? (1962)?!

Some British artists seem to have the gift to recognise an universal, often quite human theme and to make it understandable by a theatre play or summarize a complex situation in a drawing. The American elections campaign turned out to be a political drama with elements little to none scenario writers could invent. No-one will oversee the consequence of the American vote, but it is quite clear that 8 November 2016 will be a significant date in history. As a supplement to the essays and comments in the section “A post-truth world?”, Irène Diependaal therefore likes to share in this corner of Hereditas Historiae some remarkable cartoons from the British press.

The copyright belongs to the artists.

Morten Morland - The Times, 5 February 2016

Peter Brookes - The Times, 11 February 2016


Gerald Scarfe - The Sunday Times, 24 July 2016

Morten Morland - The Times, 10 October 2016

Adams - The Daily Telegraph, 21 October 2016 

Morten Morland - The Times, 31 0ctober 2016

Adams - The Daily Telegraph31 October 2016 

Adams - The Daily Telegraph, 2 November 2016 

Marten Morland - The Times, 7 November 2016

Adams - The Daily Telegraph, 8 November 2016


Brookes - The Times, 4 February 2017

Marten Morland- The Sunday Times,  7 January 2018

Brookes - The Times, 10 March 2018