The Best Articles of 2018

The staff of History Today pick their favourite articles of the past year.  

Rhys Griffiths | Published in 12 Dec 2018

'Monstra Niliaca Parei', from Aldrovandi’s History of Monsters, 1642.

’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
Vaughn Scribner
Some of the most intelligent people in early modern Europe were convinced of the existence of merpeople.

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