Volume 71 Issue 5 May 2021

Yemen’s Endless Wars

For more than a century, southern Arabia has seen waves of insurgency and conflict backed by competing foreign powers. 

A Feather in her Cap

A global trade in feathers, with London at its heart, saw hundreds of millions of birds killed every year. Emily Williamson waged a long and furious campaign against it.

Blow-by-Blow

The scorchingly honest assessments of the great and not-so-good that flowed from ‘Chips’ Channon’s poison pen.

A Tyrant goes on Trial

Charges were brought against Peter von Hagenbach at the ‘first international war crimes trial’, held on 9 May 1474.

Polling in a Pandemic

The general election of 1918 was a ‘cynical muddle’ held as influenza killed thousands across a country emerging from the First World War.

The Lives of Napoleon

The erstwhile emperor continues to attract biographers and readers alike. Laura O’Brien assesses recent work on his life and legacy.