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.
Volume 67 Issue 5 May 2017
In newly independent Indonesia, nationalism, communism and Islam competed for the attention of the people. But the country’s greatest novelist saw humanity behind the ideologies.
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.
In his pursuit of Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell was guided by a prophecy foretelling treason.
Writing a history of transgender people poses unique problems.
The changing shape of the slave trade in the medieval Mediterranean.
New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place.
A multi-authored and beautifully illustrated volume endeavours to find detailed answers to complex questions about modern Chinese history.
Deeply researched, thoughtfully considered and vividly written, this serious history of the violence of the English challenges assumptions and ill-considered assertions.
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.