Today’s featured articles
Not a queen or a saint, witch or idealised lady-love, the Wife of Bath is a much-married working woman and an enthusiastic traveller.
Taylor Downing tells the story of the Central Interpretation Unit at Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, where the RAF’s aerial photo interpreters played a critical role in Britain’s wartime struggle.
King Minos and the Minotaur remain shrouded in mystery and mythology, yet evidence of a Bronze Age ‘Bull Cult’ at the Minoan palaces abounds. Were bulls merely for entertainment or did they have a deeper significance?
In the February issue:
Secrets of the Silk Road, Britain in 19th-century Mesopotamia, heirs and spares, Catholics in Britain, Nazis in Spain, Charles Darwin, wartime London, Chinese student protests, memory in Java, the worst poet in history.
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