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Volume 66 Issue 4 April 2016

The appearance of a Short Stirling Bomber near St Paul's Cathedral prompts Roger Hudson to recall the Wings for Victory campaign.

The Independent State of Croatia was founded on April 10th, 1941.

The millennium-long history of the Holy Roman Empire has been wilfully misunderstood since the rise of the nation state. But can its past shed light on Europe’s future? 

Shakespeare’s approach to history and geography is often regarded as something of a joke. But his skill was in reconstructing the medieval Mediterranean for audiences whose horizons were being expanded.

By the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 Britain had become a global power for the first time. But the conflict’s colossal expense and the high-handed approach of British politicians led to the loss of America, writes George Goodwin.

The 500th anniversary of the publication of Utopia is a chance to appreciate Thomas More in all his complexity.

The discovery in Victorian London of the remains of ancient animals – and a fascination with their modern descendants – helped to transform people’s ideas of the deep past, as Chris Manias reveals.

The trial for treason and execution of Roger Casement – humanitarian, homosexual and Irish Nationalist – which took place, in the wake of the Easter Rising of 1916, continues to resonate, as Andrew Lycett explains.

Long overshadowed by the Revolution and the Second World War, there is renewed interest in the earlier, imperialist conflict.

The career of the brilliant physiologist Brown-Séquard is a reminder of the perils of scientific innovation.

The Mongol leader's encounter with a mystical beast marked him as a great leader, but says at least as much about his adviser.