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A Portrait of Empire

Three lives from Britain’s 18th-century global empire speak of collaboration, resistance and ambivalence.

The Inca’s Last Stand

An Indigenous rebellion in colonial Argentina foreshadowed later risings – and resonates to this day.

Misery in the Head

In the stomach, the mind, or the brain – migraine’s causes and remedies have been debated for 2,000 years.

Empire and Celebrity

In the 18th century, celebrity culture helped make the British Empire seem both a part of everyday life and a place of fantasy.