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.
Volume 54 Issue 2 February 2004
Robert Garland asks what murder meant to the apparently bloodthirsty Greeks and Romans.
Nicholas Orme considers how the crowded cities of medieval England dealt with the death and burial of their citizens.
Emelyne Godfrey looks at the latest trends in postgraduate historical studies.
The clergyman and chemist Joseph Priestley died February 6th, 1804, aged seventy-one.
The Battle of Port Arthur began on February 8th, 1904.
Historian and magician Peter Lamont considers what can be learned by studying the history of a famous conjuring trick – or con trick?
Peter R. Neumann shows the relevance of ‘The Troubles’ to allied policy in Iraq.
Danny Wood visits Carranque Archaeological Park, near Madrid, recently opened to the public.
The King of Sicily died on February 26th, 1154.