Volume 70 Issue 1 January 2020
The most maligned of creatures, since ancient times, wolves have played a central role in mythology.
Shedding past light on recent royal scandal, four historians consider the future of an ancient institution.
The repression in China’s Xinjiang region has deep historical roots.
An ‘almanac of destiny’ predicts the fortunes of the harvest.
Three lives from Britain’s 18th-century global empire speak of collaboration, resistance and ambivalence.
Science and superstition collided when an apocalypse was predicted to strike the United States in December 1919.
An Indigenous rebellion in colonial Argentina foreshadowed later risings – and resonates to this day.
In the stomach, the mind, or the brain – migraine’s causes and remedies have been debated for 2,000 years.
A squalid incident in Tipperary set the tone for a bitter conflict.
Medieval women’s bodies were a battleground: they were either irretrievably sinful, or they were Christ-like.
The 1980 Protect and Survive booklet opened government plans to ridicule.
The Plague was not just a medieval illness.
Carving our names on great monuments is a millennia-old tradition, but why do we do it?
No one understood the literary dimension of conflict better than Michael Howard.
‘If I was let loose in the archives of the Archaeological Museum in Naples I might never emerge.’
It is a pity when specialist historians condescend to an enthusiastic public.