Volume 66 Issue 5 May 2016

The Easter Rising

The attempt to overthrow British rule and found an Irish Republic began on 24 April 1916.

The Jacobite Rebellion

Few events have been as romanticised and misunderstood as the Jacobite Rebellion. And, as Jacqueline Riding explains, politics has brought its myths to the fore once again.

Jews, Greeks and Romans

There are to sides to every story but the survival of sources from antiquity means we do not always see both. Tim Whitmarsh calls for a more nuanced view of Jews in the Greco-Roman world.

Æthelred the Unready

Simon Keynes argues that the reign of the famously incompetent king, who died in London a thousand years ago, is in need of reappraisal.

The Eunuch and the Emperor

Was the eunuch Earinus the lover of Domitian, one of Rome’s ‘Bad Emperors’? Llewelyn Morgan pieces together the extraordinary relationship between them.

Going for Gold

Senator Barry Goldwater brought a new brand of Republicanism to American politics, writes Roger Hudson.