The ancient world found ingenious solutions for protective equipment in the workplace – but did its workers benefit?
Volume 70 Issue 7 July 2020
Five hundred years ago, in a spirit of rivalry and cooperation, two young Renaissance monarchs asserted their power and authority at one of the last great demonstrations of the chivalric age.
What does it mean to speak gobbledygook, mumbo-jumbo or jargon? Such words are more fraught than the playful games of the Jabberwocky suggest.
Venice developed the most sophisticated intelligence network in Renaissance Europe, securing it from enemies within and without.
In the politically chaotic decades before true universal suffrage, some infants found a way to vote in British elections.