Efforts by the German scientist Friedrich Accum brought about widespread awareness of the dangers of food adulteration, paving the way for legislation that protects what we eat today.
Today’s featured articles
Britain’s privatised water companies are under attack, but private ownership of a vital public service has a long history of controversy.
The new phenomenon of inflation in 16th-century England not only disrupted the medieval social order, it also challenged the traditional moral censure of usury and capital expansion.
The anniversary of the abolition of slavery reminds us how visible the memory of Britain’s slave trade remains.
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.
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