The Best Articles of 2018
The staff of History Today pick their favourite articles of the past year.
’Tis the season of reflection: this year, readers of History Today learnt (among other things) of the existence of a British church dedicated to the worship of Adolf Hitler, that the Soviet Union began to crumble in Kazakhstan, how a shipwreck opened Japan to the world and the grisly details of Ottoman succession. We’ve compiled a far-from-definitive selection of our favourite articles published this year and, as usual, they’re free to read for a festively limited time. What generosity! Don’t miss out in 2019.
Mermaids and Mermen
Some of the most intelligent people in early modern Europe were convinced of the existence of merpeople.