Volume 67 Issue 5 May 2017

Dracula Beats the Communists

Bram Stoker’s novel was a mixed blessing for Romania. It attracted tourists, but the legend was at odds with communist ideals and made a villain of a national hero.

The Queen's Encomium

In commissioning her biography, Emma, wife to two kings of England, created a subtle yet audacious piece of propaganda, used to maintain her position and secure her reputation.

Newswomen in Revolt

New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place.

Making An Impact On Violence

Deeply researched, thoughtfully considered and vividly written, this serious history of the violence of the English challenges assumptions and ill-considered assertions.

Musing On The Sea Of Brittany

Although Britain is separated from France by a shared ‘sleeve’ of water, the Channel retains its power both as a border and a route to freedom.