Volume 67 Issue 5 May 2017
The first in a new series exploring the history of a country in pictures begins with Cambodia.
In his pursuit of Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell was guided by a prophecy foretelling treason.
Historiography is one of the essential tools for unlocking the past. Without it, history is a bloodless pursuit.
We ask leading historians 20 questions on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on the Tudors ...
In commissioning her biography, Emma, wife to two kings of England, created a subtle yet audacious piece of propaganda, used to maintain her position and secure her reputation.
A comparison chart illustrating the beauty that science could produce.
Bram Stoker’s novel was a mixed blessing for Romania. It attracted tourists, but the legend was at odds with communist ideals and made a villain of a national hero.
In newly independent Indonesia, nationalism, communism and Islam competed for the attention of the people. But the country’s greatest novelist saw humanity behind the ideologies.
The stethoscope revolutionised medicine, but it also provoked anxieties about the unfamiliar sounds it revealed.
The priestesses of Delphi played a pivotal role in the religious life of the ancient Greek world, connecting the human to the divine.
The Six Day War of 1967, in which Israel devastated its Arab neighbours, also struck a blow against the military prowess of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact satellites.
Æthelred the Unready was king of a divided nation that lived in fear of the ‘divine punishment’ of the Vikings. Piety and prayer became his weapons of choice.
Writing a history of transgender people poses unique problems.
The changing shape of the slave trade in the medieval Mediterranean.
New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place.