Volume 70 Issue 4 April 2020
Ernest Hemingway’s love of bullfighting bordered on obsession. Did he see his own insecurities reflected in the ring?
Can we learn from history about how diseases spread, and how we respond to them?
What the media missed while covering the discovery of two statues in Rome.
A message from the team at History Today.
Ovid’s tale inspired one of the world’s greatest works of art.
The path to Britain’s Civil Wars of the 17th century was paved in the three very different realms of England, Scotland and Ireland. But it was in the richest and most populous of these that crisis escalated into conflict.
Since the late 19th century, French politics has provided a testing ground for right-wing populism.
The ‘Guerrilla Queen’ of Soviet Russia became a role model for women in combat.
With the aim of converting souls rather than punishing them, the Jesuits were vital collaborators in the Roman Inquisition.
The creation of an African American colony was supported by slave holders and abolitionists, but founded by a few dozen black families.
Father Secchi demonstrated his water quality disk to the pope on 20 April 1865.
What the Easter 1920 riots in Jerusalem revealed about British rule in Palestine.
How Worcestershire sauce changed the way we look at medieval manuscripts.
How Chinese porcelain became a worldwide sensation, changing tastes and the global economy.
The long and complicated history of why there are 360 degrees in a circle.
Historians should remind themselves that quantity and quality are often very different things.
What will future generations judge us most harshly for? Abandoning the rule that truth matters in public life.