Volume 69 Issue 10 October 2019
There has been no shortage of historical events put forward to explain Britain’s current political crisis, but do any of them seriously inform debate?
Hong Kong’s current extradition law crisis is not the first that the territory has faced.
A dish which arrived with the Gold Rush, spread with the railway and endured prohibition was Chinese by origin, but claimed by America.
Rome’s First Citizen brings peace to its territories.
In the Victorian countryside, what did going to church on Sundays actually mean?
How did an executed English nurse become the unlikely protector of the German poet who pronounced her dead?
What do the tyrants of the 20th century have in common? Terror, confusion and quasi-religious followings.
As a frontline soldier in the First World War, the German artist Otto Dix fell under the spell of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and his assault on Christian morality.
Medieval French monarchs used – and abused – the charismatic power of religious women.
On 8 October 1856, a British flagged Chinese vessel was seized and the Second Opium War began.
The Aliens Act of 1905 created a new type of immigrant to the UK and a new way of dealing with them.
Latin America conjures up images of constant political turmoil, powered by endless revolutions. But this is misleading.
The little-known republic was a short-lived experiment in constitutional democracy.
For many Americans, jazz was the music of demons, devils and things that go bump in the night.
History tells us that, in order to prosper, civilisations must embrace change.
What’s the most important lesson history has taught me? That we learn nothing from it.
What happened when a historian took the ‘Life in the UK’ test for British citizenship?