A Roman poet transformed an unremarkable bird into a contested symbol of eroticism.
Volume 71 Issue 5 May 2021
For more than a century, southern Arabia has seen waves of insurgency and conflict backed by competing foreign powers.
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.
The scorchingly honest assessments of the great and not-so-good that flowed from ‘Chips’ Channon’s poison pen.
Four distinguished scholars consider a historical question of enormous contemporary resonance.
Charges were brought against Peter von Hagenbach at the ‘first international war crimes trial’, held on 9 May 1474.
Madame Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, died on 8 May 1891.
The motives and damage inflicted by George Blake.
The general election of 1918 was a ‘cynical muddle’ held as influenza killed thousands across a country emerging from the First World War.
The erstwhile emperor continues to attract biographers and readers alike. Laura O’Brien assesses recent work on his life and legacy.