Volume 71 Issue 8 August 2021

On the Spot: Gordon Campbell

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

The Morality of Medicine

The rise of laboratory science in the late 19th century put stark focus on the moral cost of medical innovation.

The Battle of Cannae

An unprecedented force of 86,000 men fought against Hannibal’s Carthaginian army on 2 August 216 BC.

Marketing the Menace

How has ‘the world’s wildest boy’ survived the rise of television, increased cultural consumption and the digital age? 

The Nazis Enter History

Will current crises make it possible to study the ‘uniquely evil’ Third Reich as if it were just another period of the past?

The Fall of Tenochtitlan

Whether it was a conquest or an invasion, the events that took place in the Aztec capital 500 years ago are in desperate need of reappraisal.