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Alex von Tunzelmann

‘Blowing mutinous Sepoys from the guns’, India, 1858.

The story of the skull of a victim of the Indian Uprising of 1857 raises profound questions about imperialism.  

The British Empire is not the first – nor last – great power to see its icons crumble.

Alex von Tunzelmann reassesses a two-part article on the troubled relationship between the United States and Cuba, published in History Today 50 years ago in the wake of the Bay of Pigs invasion.