Volume 71 Issue 10 October 2021

How Important Was the Battle of Lepanto?

Fought on 7 October 1571, the great sea battle between Christian Europe and the Ottoman Empire was seen as a pivotal moment in history. Have its consequences been exaggerated?

Zoroastrian Zeligs

Questioning the powerful Tata dynasty’s claims for a ‘different kind of capitalism’.

The Dust of Kabul

Afghanistan has one of the richest architectural legacies on earth. Its future, like that of the country and its people, is uncertain.

The Sin King

The court of William Rufus, son of the Conqueror, was known as a ‘brothel of male prostitutes’.

Ultimate Sacrifice

Ethel Rosenberg is revealed as a loving mother, a committed communist and a talented performer.