Fifty years separate the Boston Tea Party and the Monroe Doctrine. How did a group of British colonies become a self-proclaimed protector of continents within half a century?
Today’s featured articles
Contrary to popular myth, it wasn't Prince Albert but another German royal transplant who introduced the Christmas tree to Britain: Queen Charlotte.
In 1926 an American university went to sea and caused an international scandal. Could it still be considered a success?
In 1983 the March for Equality and Against Racism from Marseille to Paris marked the coming of age of a new French generation.
The Hundred Years War Vol 5: Triumph and Illusion by Jonathan Sumption charts the English downfall and France’s triumph to bring the epic five-volume history to its conclusion.
In the December issue:
The 50 years that made America, the forgotten role of Archbishop Wulfstan, the home front of the First World War, sokol, volcanos, and the best history books of 2023.
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