Four historians consider whether the experience of the pandemic has changed their views on the nature of historical crises.
Volume 71 Issue 6 June 2021
When people are returned to the historical record, they regain their humanity.
How events in British India were leveraged in the debate over slavery.
A Victorian homage to a Renaissance master became one of the world’s most reproduced images.
The writing of constitutions is a forgotten artform.
The spiritual power of medieval relics meant that Jerusalem, or a dragon, could be remade anywhere.
Wedged between Russia, Prussia and Austria, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth faced extinction in the 18th century.
Illustrated picture books in Victorian England reached new aesthetic heights. But was it always for the benefit of the children?
Was the partition of Ireland an inevitable act?
Dressing in historical clothes can reveal things about the past that no book can.