Warriors in red cloaks battling against the odds at Thermopylae is the image usually associated with Sparta. But a richer and more contentious tale lies in the ancient city’s stones.
Volume 70 Issue 6 June 2020
The city of Thebes was central to the ancient Greeks’ achievements in politics and culture. For many centuries it has been largely – and often deliberately – forgotten.
The hero of the Haitian Revolution’s lonely death in a French prison cell was not an unfortunate tragedy but a cruel story of deliberate destruction.
The Chinese government’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic reveals much about its memory of the humiliations of the 19th century.
Boris Johnson is facing a national crisis like few other prime ministers. Which of his predecessors will he draw comparisons with?