The mysterious prisoner died at the Bastille on 19 November 1703.
Volume 69 Issue 11 November 2019
The life of one of the leading British historians of the mid-20th century.
How, in Jane Austen’s England, sons without a fortune tried to find one.
Police brutality and stop-and-search are yet another legacy of Empire.
The story of China and Japan, and the periodic efforts to find a modus vivendi.
It was not the Nazi-Soviet Pact, but the ‘Party line’, which brought an end to the era of ‘fellow travellers’, 80 years ago.
The human cost and conflict behind ‘beef for everyone’.
Documenting the men and women who took a stand against the imperial tide.
How China’s landscape prevented even greater losses in the Great Famine.
In an age when nationalism is on the rise, the role of the historian becomes ever more valuable – and controversial.