Volume 54 Issue 2 February 2004

History With the Boring Bits Put Back

Terry Jones, former Python, describes how a perverse fascination with the boring bits of Chaucer converted him from being a clown into a historian of the 14th century.

Murder Most Foul

Robert Garland asks what murder meant to the apparently bloodthirsty Greeks and Romans.

The Dead Beneath our Feet

Nicholas Orme considers how the crowded cities of medieval England dealt with the death and burial of their citizens.