Our favourite features from the past year, in which the Rosetta Stone is deciphered, shame is inflicted upon the condemned, and criminals are subjected to vigilante justice.
Today’s featured articles
Following the Roman road to disaster in Parthia.
Did the first Christian Roman emperor appropriate the pagan festival of Saturnalia to celebrate the birth of Christ? Matt Salusbury weighs the evidence.
The Ministry of Food was founded to help people survive rationing and to bolster morale, which became particularly important at Christmas.
In the December issue:
Amazons, Ulster’s ‘Lost Counties’, Saints and Miracles in the Middle Ages, the Crimean Khanate, Welsh Soldiers in the American Civil War, Christmas rationing, angels, Chaucer, Books of the Year, Venus de Milo.
Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more.