Today’s featured articles
Lions are noble; unicorns pure. Knowing how to decipher heraldry reveals the aspirations – and humour – of the regal past.
Three historians discuss the historical phenomenon of inflation, focusing on the Roman Empire and the 16th century.
Notes in the margins of early modern books can be very revealing about their readers’ lives and interests.
In the October issue:
Mussolini and the Invention of Fascism, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, The Satanic Verses, Iraqi Independence, Child Kings.
Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more!