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Fast food outlet: a Neapolitan pizza seller, 19th century.
The world’s most popular fast food has ancient roots, but it was a royal seal of approval that set it on the path to global domination.

Alexander Lee

August 1967: Police clash with protestors at the Hong Kong tram workers strike. Wiki Commons.
Hong Kong’s current extradition law crisis is the not the first that the territory has faced.

Mark Hampton

Stereograph View of the Houses of Parliament, 1850s–1910s. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The life of one of the leading British historians of the mid-20th century.

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Stereograph View of the Houses of Parliament, 1850s–1910s. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The life of one of the leading British historians of the mid-20th century.

Portrait of the Musgrave Morris boys, with John Armine Morris (b.1813), later Sir John Morris, 3rd Baronet of Clasemont on the left and George Byng Morris (b.1816) on the right, c.1830 (detail) © Bridgeman Images.

How, in Jane Austen’s England, sons without a fortune tried to find one.

Grand Hotel Dolder, Zurich, Switzerland, c.1900.

At the turn of the 20th century, Switzerland embraced the Grand Hotel. The First World War brought one golden age of hotels to an end, ushering in a new, more uncertain one.   

London police search a black youth on Talbot Road, Notting Hill, during the race riots, 3 September 1958 © Getty Images.

Police brutality and stop-and-search are yet another legacy of Empire.

Japanese travel poster for the Great Wall of China,1937 © Bridgeman Images.

The story of China and Japan, and the periodic efforts to find a modus vivendi.

A meeting of the British Communist Party, Earls Court, London, 5 August 1939 © Hulton Getty Images.

It was not the Nazi-Soviet Pact, but the ‘Party line’, which brought an end to the era of ‘fellow travellers’, 80 years ago.

Beef

The human cost and conflict behind ‘beef for everyone’.

A Man seated reading at a Table in a Lofty Room, Follower of Rembrandt, c.1628-30.

Loneliness as an emotion was absent in English writing before 1800. What does the diary of a Georgian widower reveal about its connection with the loss of faith?

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