Volume 66 Issue 8 August 2016

In Praise of the Go-Between

Archives are one thing, the public another and connecting the two is one of a historian’s hardest challenges, as Suzannah Lipscomb knows from experience.

A Varied Diet

A Victorian restaurant critic explored the cuisine of London, including its sole vegetarian restaurant.

Crossing the Continent

The medievalist Wilhelm Levison was a living embodiment of the deep links between Britain, Germany and a wider Europe.

Breaking the Peace

After the UK voted to leave Europe, Northern Ireland’s fragile relationship with both its past and its neighbour is once again to the fore.

The Origins of Rio de Janeiro

The teeming metropolis was once an undeveloped natural bay which became the site of a battle between Portugal and France for control of the New World.