‘Rapacious through need, cruel through fear …’ – an introduction to one of Rome’s ‘bad emperors’.
Volume 66 Issue 4 April 2016
The Independent State of Croatia was founded on 10 April 1941.
Long overshadowed by the Revolution and the Second World War, there is renewed interest in the earlier, imperialist conflict.
The career of the brilliant physiologist Brown-Séquard is a reminder of the perils of scientific innovation.
The Mongol leader's encounter with a mystical beast marked him as a great leader, but says at least as much about his adviser.
The millennium-long history of the Holy Roman Empire has been wilfully misunderstood since the rise of the nation state. But can its past shed light on Europe’s future?
The appearance of a Short Stirling Bomber near St Paul's Cathedral prompts Roger Hudson to recall the Wings for Victory campaign.
Shakespeare’s approach to history and geography is often regarded as something of a joke. But his skill was in reconstructing the medieval Mediterranean for audiences whose horizons were being expanded.
By the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 Britain had become a global power for the first time. But the conflict’s colossal expense and the high-handed approach of British politicians led to the loss of America, writes George Goodwin.
The 500th anniversary of the publication of Utopia is a chance to appreciate Thomas More in all his complexity.