Volume 66 Issue 4 April 2016

The Independent State of Croatia was founded on April 10th, 1941.

The appearance of a Short Stirling Bomber near St Paul's Cathedral prompts Roger Hudson to recall the Wings for Victory campaign.

By the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 Britain had become a global power for the first time. But the conflict’s colossal expense and the high-handed approach of British politicians led to the loss of America, writes George Goodwin.

The 500th anniversary of the publication of Utopia is a chance to appreciate Thomas More in all his complexity.

Jeremy Paxman responds to our recent article on the Rhodes Must Fall campaign. Plus: languages, the Teutonic Knights and Hedy Lamarr.

Jerome de Groot grapples with some dark accounts of human grimness and a novel which takes comedian Peter Cook to Phnom Penh in 1962. 

The millennium-long history of the Holy Roman Empire has been wilfully misunderstood since the rise of the nation state. But can its past shed light on Europe’s future? 

Shakespeare’s approach to history and geography is often regarded as something of a joke. But his skill was in reconstructing the medieval Mediterranean for audiences whose horizons were being expanded.

The discovery in Victorian London of the remains of ancient animals – and a fascination with their modern descendants – helped to transform people’s ideas of the deep past, as Chris Manias reveals.

The trial for treason and execution of Roger Casement – humanitarian, homosexual and Irish Nationalist – which took place, in the wake of the Easter Rising of 1916, continues to resonate, as Andrew Lycett explains.

Long overshadowed by the Revolution and the Second World War, there is renewed interest in the earlier, imperialist conflict.

The career of the brilliant physiologist Brown-Séquard is a reminder of the perils of scientific innovation.

The Mongol leader's encounter with a mystical beast marked him as a great leader, but says at least as much about his adviser.

The subject of this book is a difficult one, which is all too often ignored in discussions of sexual violence in wartime. Misra sets out to map...

Ukraine has been the focus of world attention in recent years. In the wake of the Orange revolution (2004-05) and the Euromaidan protests (2013-14...

There are certain fictional characters who take on an existence independent of their creators. Their lives and adventures are chronicled by a host...

E.P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class was one of the most successful history books of the 20th century. At the time of...

Gretchen E. Henderson approaches her topic through an impressive number of examples, spanning disciplines, mediums, usages, geographies and...

The publishing boom in Holocaust Studies continues. After the publication of several titles last year, there is also the late David Cesarani’s...