Volume 67 Issue 11 November 2017
The inventor of the saxotromba, saxhorn, saxtuba and saxophone was born on 6 November 1814.
Exploring the history of the Korean peninsula beyond the north-south divide.
An embattled emperor offered guidance to his successors in the shape of a ‘mirror for princes’.
The path to democracy is a long one. It should not be taken for granted.
We ask 20 questions of leading historians on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on the Tudors …
It is tempting to adopt a black-and-white view of the past, but history is complex and should be judged on its own merits.
A map of the Jain universe.
The nature of warfare is constantly changing. So are the challenges that composers face in depicting the sound and struggle of battle.
Latin was used throughout the Roman Empire, but it shared space with a host of other languages and dialects, including Greek, Oscan and Etruscan, which give us a unique perspective on the ancient world.
The foundations of modern India were laid by the British governor-general, Warren Hastings. But he paid a heavy personal price.
There is beauty to be had from the smallest of objects. In the 18th century, tweezers, toothpicks and clippers became the signs of a polite, and beautiful, society.
The legacy of Marie Skłodowska Curie, the world's most famous female physicist, is assured, but in her lifetime she was a controversial figure.
A little-known encounter between the English and French navies should rank alongside Trafalgar and the defeat of the Armada.
Hospital or home birth has rarely been a simple choice.
Oral history breathes fresh life into a deadly battle of the Second World War.
The division of migrants into those who are of benefit to British society and those who are not has a long history.