The bodies of Jan Bockelson, and two other leaders of the Anabaptist sect, were hung outside the church of St Lambert on 22 January 1536.
Volume 71 Issue 1 January 2021
A study of war through the ages.
A warning is ignored and a city falls in El Greco’s lurid depiction.
The consequences of the German aristocracy’s Faustian pact.
Belarusian memory of the Second World War once helped legitimise the Lukashenka regime. Now it is undermining it.
The pioneer of the British civil rights movement is no less significant than his American counterparts.
In January 1871 Bismarck declared the German nation united. Following a tragic 20th century, Germany reunified once more in 1990. Four historians offer their perspectives on both events.
It took millennia to find out.
Two continents and two millennia of extraordinary African Europeans.
Surveying the world of Late Antiquity from its Persian centre.