Volume 65 Issue 5 May 2015

The 17th Century Guide to Sleep

Despite the modern obsession with a good night’s rest, more of us are sleeping less. Perhaps we should pay attention to the advice of early modern doctors.

Ranji's Special Guest

Roger Hudson explains why the great cricketer W.G. Grace embraced Indian headwear for a day.

The Familiar and the Fresh

Steven Runciman’s profile of Richard the Lionheart, written at a time of impending crisis in Anglo-Cypriot relations, offers a nuanced and sensitive portrait, writes Minoo Dinshaw.

A Muddy Vision of the Great War

Following the media rush to commemorate the First World War, Stephen Badsey is disappointed that television has so far failed to embrace the latest historical research on the conflict.