Volume 71 Issue 11 November 2021

Pius X ends use of Castrati

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.

The Doctor Is In

Mills & Boon’s medical romances helped make the NHS more appealing to an ambivalent public. 

Beginning at the End

A childhood world of fallen heroes and shattered certainties experienced during the fall of communism in Albania.