Robin Waterfield, author of a new book on the Greek soldier Xenophon, explains how he came to retrace the steps of the soldier’s famous journey to the Black Sea.
Volume 56 Issue 9 September 2006
The Mauretania was launched on 20 September 1906.
Richard Cavendish examines the career of all-round sportsman Charles Burgess Fry who died September 7th, 1956.
September 21st, 1756
Cartoon historian Mark Bryant looks at the early work of Carl Giles for left-wing publications and traces the origins of his cartoon family.
Ludmilla Jordanova looks at the ways in which scientists presented themselves and their activities to the public through art, and considers how this reflects on the public presentation of history.
Anthony Grafton remembers Theodor Mommsen, the great German historian of the Roman republic and literary giant of his day.
The English triumph at Poitiers in September 1356 was the dramatic culmination of Edward III’s visionary approach to waging war, the consequences of which are still with us today.
As Battle of Britain Day approaches Brian James has been finding out why some of today’s leading military historians argue that it was not the RAF but the Royal Navy that saved Britain in 1940.
Christopher Tyerman explains why he believes the crusades were important in shaping the ideology and fiscal and political structures of the secular state.