Successful cities, by the very nature of mercantile and intellectual exchange, must be multicultural and tolerant of diversity.
Volume 69 Issue 10 October 2019
The Aliens Act of 1905 created a new type of immigrant to the UK and a new way of dealing with them.
What’s the most important lesson history has taught me? That we learn nothing from it.
A new book presents an account of Charlemagne, year by year, without hindsight.
Potosí’s fame came not only from its wealth, but also its notoriety for appalling working conditions.
A dish which arrived with the Gold Rush, spread with the railway and endured prohibition was Chinese by origin, but claimed by America.
Latin America conjures up images of constant political turmoil, powered by endless revolutions. But this is misleading.
History tells us that, in order to prosper, civilisations must embrace change.
The largest of Pompeii's legalised Lupanars is the only surviving ‘purpose-built’ Roman brothel.
On 8 October 1856, a British flagged Chinese vessel was seized and the Second Opium War began.