The Pope, in a bull of 22 November 1903, ended the use of the male singers in the Sistine Chapel, who had previously dominated men’s opera.
Volume 71 Issue 11 November 2021
Conclave 1559: Ippolito d’Este and the Papal Election of 1559 by Mary Hollingsworth captures the gruelling voting and the arduous politicking.
‘Curating is a powerful form of history-telling.’
Reinterpreting George III’s reputation.
Alcohol was an integral part of diplomacy in early modern Russia.
In 1822 a badly abused donkey became the first animal to receive justice in a British court.
Mills & Boon’s medical romances helped make the NHS more appealing to an ambivalent public.
A history of the Special Boat Service, founded in the dark days of July 1940.
The 12-year-old Jesus reveals his divinity for the first time at the Temple of Jerusalem.
A childhood world of fallen heroes and shattered certainties experienced during the fall of communism in Albania.