Volume 71 Issue 3 March 2021

1771: The Year Britain Lost America?

Having achieved success in the Seven Years War, the following decade would be a chastening experience for Britain, culminating in the loss of its American colonies. 

On the Road Again

Electric cars seem to offer a solution to the problem of the internal combustion engine. But technological advances have other consequences. 

All By Myself

Solitude was treated with suspicion in the Middle Ages. For most people it has only been a possibility in recent times.

The Venner Rebellion

An armed uprising by a handful of religious extremists in Restoration London led to serious consequences for British and, ultimately, world history. 

Litigious Lives

The resort to law was an integral and regular part of everyday life in medieval Britain – and not just for men. Town court records offer glimpses into the lives of hundreds of ordinary women, through the lawsuits they were involved in.