Volume 71 Issue 6 June 2021

Rotting Among the Tsetse

The British government sought to hide the brutality of its conduct during the Kenya Emergency. Previously hidden files reveal an unpalatable truth.

The Abode of Madness

The long history of no man’s land, from lawlessness and desolation to hope and regrowth.

On the Spot: Eleanor Robson

We ask 20 questions of leading historians on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on historical drama …

More Heat and Light

The varied social, economic and institutional conditions that shaped science over more than two centuries.

Placing the Platypus

Defying categorisation since its discovery, was the platypus a mammal, a reptile, or something else? 

Ghetto Girls

The Jewish women who played a vital role in the Polish resistance against the Nazis.

The Pandemic and History

Four historians consider whether the experience of the pandemic has changed their views on the nature of historical crises.