Volume 68 Issue 10 October 2018

For the lesser-known members of the great Tudor dynasties, loyalties were divided. Should you support your king, queen or family?

Two imperial ventures, in the same Middle East town a century apart, reveal the similarities – and differences – in the exercise of power.

The modern belief that the Middle Ages was a time of ignorance and superstition means that we often end up believing fantastic stories, too, as the tale of a Czech preacher and his emperor demonstrates.

The prime minister at the time of Napoleon’s defeat was a keen observer of European politics. His government sought a balance of power on the Continent, but with minimal British engagement.

As the Battle of Britain raged overhead, the nation’s women were urged to salvage metal for the war effort. But was it just propaganda?

The power and perils of reconstructing the music of Napoleon's time.

In 1454, in the Rhineland town of Mainz, three friends formed a legal arrangement to produce an epochal object. An inventor, Johannes Gutenberg, a...

Projects for a peaceful Europe go back centuries. Occasionally, they succeed – for a while at least.