An unsolved Renaissance mystery casts light on the dark world of extortion, revenge and power politics at the heart of the Catholic Church.
Volume 67 Issue 10 October 2017
Was the new king of Sierra Leone poisoned on his return voyage from England?
The English reporter who posed as a man to become a soldier during the First World War was born on 4 October 1896.
The destruction of Palmyra robbed us of one of antiquity’s great trading cities.
Though fast-faced and refreshingly different, this short study of Germany is more political manifesto than historical analysis.
A rich and complex portrait of the author of The Prince manages to combine scholarly analysis with the imagination of the historical novelist.
European powers sought to colonise the world. They could not do so without the support of indigenous peoples.
A French priest’s shocking attack on religion called for the fall of altars and the heads of kings.
The medical advice in Bald’s Leechbook outlasted the language in which it was written.
We ask 20 questions of leading historians on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on the Tudors …