Volume 71 Issue 4 April 2021

Sheppard’s Warning

A thief who had been dead for more than a century caused a moral panic in the theatres of Victorian London. 

Long Division

The tension between colonial government and the work of missionaries characterised British colonialism in Nigeria.

Meeting an Urgent Need

The First World War threw widows and their brothers-in-law together, but their marriages were considered incestuous. 

The Dead Christ

Holbein the Younger’s image still startles 500 years after its creation.