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The Reading Room at the Warburg Institute, 1937

By By Tiziana Villani

The esteemed library played a key role after the Second World War.
An edition of John Bull from November 1917

By David Nash

There is nothing new about populist movements.
Henry Ireton

By Sarah Mortimer

The most dramatic arguments of the English Civil Wars
Saint-Just in a portrait by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, 1793. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon / Bridgeman Images

By Marisa Linton

Young, idealistic and violent, the embodiment of the French Revolution.

By Roger Hudson

The medieval Cloth Hall in the Belgian city of Ypres following heavy German shelling.

By Sean McGlynn

Attempts to rehabilitate King John always come up against a stumbling block.
Winston Churchill, c.1900

By Chris Wrigley

Key works and lesser-known titles
Alexander the Great portrayed on an amphora from Magna Graecia, southern Italy, c 330 BC. De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Image

By Adrienne Mayor

A romantic liaison between Alexander the Great and the Amazon queen.


Cuban propaganda poster in Havana featuring a Cuban soldier addressing a threatening Uncle Sam.

By Marc-William Palen

The unequal power relationship stretches back to the turn of the 20th century.
Presepe (nativity scenes) in the Via San Gregorio Armeno

By Rhys Griffiths

A round-up of some things we've enjoyed reading over the past week.
The Chieftones

By Rhys Griffiths

Rare and largely unheard music by native artists.
Ceramic whistle in the shape of a turkey. Colima, Mexico, c 200 B.C. - A.D. 500. From the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

By Alexander Lee

The turkey’s path to festive supremacy.

By Ruth Kinna

A history of the Arts and Crafts movement.
'Battle at the Milvan Bridge' by Pieter Lastman, 17th century

By John Coffey

A new version of the Exodus story.
 Major telegraph lines across the Earth in 1891

By Rhys Griffiths

A round-up of some things we've enjoyed reading over the past week.

By Paul Lay

Alexander's Amazon lover, the French Revolution's angel of death and the Putney Debates.


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