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Volume 70 Issue 7 July 2020

No canine character has played a more crucial role in literature than Bendicò in Lampedusa’s The Leopard.

Four historians consider the harm caused by those who should have helped their political masters.

As human populations expand and their exploitation of the globe increases, so does their vulnerability to certain diseases.

Human suffering is at the heart of Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

A British public relations company in cahoots with sympathetic MPs was unable to whitewash the military regime that seized power in Greece in 1967.

When Henry VIII and Francis I met 12 years after the Field of Cloth of Gold – with Henry accompanied by Anne Boleyn – both sought to outdo one another with exquisite items of display.

Five hundred years ago, in a spirit of rivalry and cooperation, two young Renaissance monarchs asserted their power and authority at one of the last great demonstrations of the chivalric age.

What does it mean to speak gobbledygook, mumbo-jumbo or jargon? Such words are more fraught than the playful games of the Jabberwocky suggest.

Venice developed the most sophisticated intelligence network in Renaissance Europe, securing it from enemies within and without.

In the politically chaotic decades before true universal suffrage, some infants found a way to vote in British elections.

154 years after her death, Manuela Sáenz was given a state burial on 5 July 2010.

The quiet resistance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

The long history of drinking games – and how to win them.

The ancient world found ingenious solutions for protective equipment in the workplace – but did its workers benefit?

In January 1888, an unremarkable novelist called Edward Bellamy published Looking Backward 2000–1887 . In the novel, a man in Boston falls asleep in...
In the midst of a global pandemic, with heightened new considerations of sanitation and hygiene, there has perhaps never been such an advantageous...
The reign of Henry III is difficult for the historian to summarise. Lasting 56 years, it is the fourth longest in English history, after those of...

The English came late to gardening, but they have more than made up for it.

‘Looking at medieval history through the prism of Max Weber is challenging.’

Will the pandemic see a boom in local history, or will it spur a desire for global perspectives? Perhaps both.