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Volume 68 Issue 11 November 2018

The long, often troubled relationship between Britain and India has led to some extraordinary cross-cultural innovations in cuisine.

The ancient Egyptian gods of creation and knowledge vanquish the ‘Lord of Chaos’.

When the Great War broke out in 1914, the German imperial army was regarded as the finest fighting force on earth. Just four years later, it was crushed by Britain and its allies.

Caring for the mentally ill in Victorian Britain was hard, unrewarding and dangerously unregulated. Alexander Morison tried to improve things for both the unwell and their carers.

Autocrats have deployed automatons as weapons since antiquity, not just in myth but in reality. 

Having survived the rigours of the Great War, soldiers faced the return to civilian life. For some, it presented an even greater challenge.

Often lost behind stories of kings, queens, bishops and saints, what was life like for an Anglo-Saxon woman below the upper ranks of society?

The leader of the Soviet Revolution was an armed prophet who adopted the characteristics of the lion and the fox.

On 27 November 1809, a bet between two friends brought a large part of London to a standstill.

A previously unnamed slave in Catherine of Aragon’s bedchamber may have known the answer to one of history’s greatest questions.

For 200 years, the House of Commons Library has guided politicians and policy.

The Flying Ace reflected one generation’s memories of war and shaped those of the next.

Britain’s psychological warfare campaign against the Nazis pre-empted the information wars of the 21st century. 

In recent decades there have been so many intellectual turns (global, emotional, material, performative) that it becomes difficult to think about...
With biographies of all the big-name poets of the Great War (with the exception of Wilfred Owen) to her name, Jean Moorcroft Wilson has established...
Julius Caesar launched two abortive invasions of Britain in 55-54 BC: he came, he saw, he went home. In AD 43, during the reign of the Emperor...
Ireland’s history has long been dominated by its troublesome relationship with its larger neighbour. In the aftermath of the Good Friday Agreement in...
As this erudite volume makes clear, silk connects, communicates and challenges our assumptions about luxury and consumption. In the introduction, the...

How does the process of colourisation affect our understanding of history?

‘People can surprise you. They often don’t fit into the categories we impose on them.’

If the English language had taken a different path, historians might not exist.