A conquest or an invasion? The events that took place in the Aztec capital 500 years ago are in desperate need of reappraisal.
How did two heroes of the 19th-century Greek War of Independence come to be co opted by 20th-century fascists, communists and feminists?
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The mild anarchy of piles of second-hand books reminds us of the simple, contingent encounters we have all missed during lockdown.
The denizens of an Asian underground who waged a clandestine struggle against European colonial powers.
For 1,500 years, Western Europe ‘forgot’ how to swim, retreating from the water in terror. The return to swimming is a lesser-known triumph of the Enlightenment.
The recently discovered chronicle of an opinionated, elderly aristocrat provides a vivid portrayal of Paris during the most febrile days of the French Revolution.
Volume 71 Issue 8 August 2021
In the August issue:
A Witness to the French Revolution, Nazis Enter History, The Fall of Tenochtitlan, Victorian Tourists, Women in the Greek War of Independence, Dennis the Menace, Benjamin Banneker.
Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more!