The Best Articles of 2019

A selection of our favourite articles from the past year.

History Today | Published in History Today

Another year and what have we learned? That the Dutch Golden Age was bookish, what it was like inside a medieval brothel, the root of the Nazi obsession with witches, how fans worked in British India, why Iran overthrew the shah and lots more. As usual, we’ve chosen a selection of some of our favourites. Read them for free for a limited time and then thank us by buying a subscription for 2020

Menstruation and the Holocaust

Jo-Ann Owusu 
Periods are a fact of life, but little talked about. How did women in the concentration camps cope with the private being made public in the most dire and extreme circumstances?

Rembrandt’s Empty Bookshelf

Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen 
We remember the Dutch Golden Age for its paintings – which may be why so few realise that it was Europe’s publishing powerhouse. 

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