Today’s featured articles
In Rites of Passage: Death & Mourning in Victorian Britain, Judith Flanders explores the commercialisation of grief and those who resisted the era’s conspicuous consumption.
Was Margaret Thatcher’s government close to defeat during the dark days of the miners’ strike of 1984-85?
‘What historical topic have I changed my mind on? I used to give the powerful a lot of agency and the oppressed little.’
Forbidden Desire in Early Modern Europe: Male-Male Sexual Relations, 1400-1750 by Noel Malcolm is an ambitious comparative study that raises plenty of questions.