Volume 71 Issue 6 June 2021

The Pandemic and History

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

Flaming June

A Victorian homage to a Renaissance master became one of the world’s most reproduced images. 

The End of a Nation

Wedged between Russia, Prussia and Austria, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth faced extinction in the 18th century.

The Moral of the Story

Illustrated picture books in Victorian England reached new aesthetic heights. But was it always for the benefit of the children?