Atahualpa, the last true emperor of the Incas, was killed on 26 July 1533.
Volume 71 Issue 7 July 2021
The denizens of an Asian underground who waged a clandestine struggle against European colonial powers.
Does the intelligent sea mammal, long associated with Venus, the goddess of love, offer a clue to a lost jewel of the Renaissance?
The mild anarchy of piles of second-hand books reminds us of the simple, contingent encounters we have all missed during lockdown.
Realising the world was changing around them, the Qing government began sending students abroad.
The story of Thomas Jefferson’s bible, his own version of the Gospels.
‘History doesn’t teach any lessons – only historians do.’
A Greek hero sees off the challenge of temptation with the help of his ship’s crew.
Whatever Henry II may have wished, we will never be rid of Thomas Becket.
A compendious history of political murder.