The city surrendered to Afonso I of Portugal and a group of crusaders on 25 October 1147.
Volume 72 Issue 10 October 2022
Admiring the world’s most famous ceiling.
‘I’d like to have met Baranamtara, the Queen of Lagash in the early 24th century BC.’
The ruler with ‘a talent for war’ was murdered by her captors on 13 October 1240.
Founded as the British Broadcasting Company in October 1922, the BBC has sought to ‘inform, educate and entertain’ for a century. Facing an uncertain future, what impact has it had on the past?
A child’s rule did not inevitably lead to instability.
Does silence endure in Italy over Mussolini’s murderous regime?
The courtroom drama, executions, and street pageantry of the so-called ‘Popish Plot’.
Aristotle’s lost treatise on laughter is a serious business. Could laughter lead to the downfall of society?
Controversy surrounding the ‘Satanic Verses’ is centuries old.