Volume 65 Issue 12 December 2015
A photograph taken during the Great Depression prompts Roger Hudson to re-evaluate Roosevelt’s New Deal.
The mathematician and pioneering computer programmer was born on 10 December 1815.
The church was consecrated on December 28th, 1065.
The white supremacist group was founded on December 24th, 1865.
A three-month frost fair began on November 24th, 1715.
The civilisation that arose in the Indus valley around 5,000 years ago was only discovered in the early 20th century. Andrew Robinson looks at what we know about this extraordinary culture.
From Aristotle to El Alamein, via the Silk Road and Charlemagne's vast empire, ten leading historians tell us about their best books from 2015.
Seconded to central Africa following the outbreak of the Second World War, John Cadbury became a master of logistics in one of the world’s toughest environments, as David Birmingham reveals.
We may know it when we see it, but corruption is not a fixed concept. Mark Knights explains how 300 years of scandal have forged perceptions of what is – and what is not – corrupt.
The struggle between King John and his barons turned into open warfare at Rochester Castle in 1215. Yet the story of how the fortress came to be besieged has not been fully understood, says Marc Morris.
Though attention this year has been focused on the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, the decisive blows that defeated Napoleon were landed at sea, says James Davey.
The First World War threw together people from all over the world. Anna Maguire considers images of these chance meetings and the light they shed on a global conflict.
England’s legal system, which has since spread beyond its country of origin, resulted from an uncommon combination of centuries of input from a wide variety of sources. Harry Potter traces its roots and follows its branches.
New perspectives on the Holocaust are possible if we transcend the limitations of German national history and consider it as a global catastrophe, argues Timothy Snyder.
How far did Napoleon’s Corsican childhood and his father’s role in the island’s brief period of autonomy influence his later life?