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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.

On 23 January 1795, William of Orange's fleet, stuck in frozen waters of the Zuiderzee, was attacked by the French cavalry.

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?

For a book that deals so rigorously with the gritty minutiae of its subject, Brooklyn: The Once and Future City has a curiously fantastical...
Though hardly so central today, anthropology had some claim in the middle of the 20th century to be a kind of ‘master key’, unlocking the secrets of...
*/ One wonders what more can be added to a rich seam of Regency history already well-mined. However, Robert Morrison manages to make an enjoyable...
Klaus Fuchs, a brilliant German nuclear physicist, was condemned by a British court to 14 years in prison on 1 March 1950. He had confessed to the...
In August 1855, during a state visit to France, Queen Victoria was treated to a tour of Versailles in the company of Napoleon III. The visitors’...
The average human spends around one third of their lives in bed. It is easy to imagine that the experience is universal, as our species could not...

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.