José Guadalupe Posada, who produced over 20,000 engravings during his career, was born on 2 February 1852.
Volume 72 Issue 2 February 2022
On the 100th anniversary of its publication, James Joyce’s Ulysses is widely regarded as a groundbreaking work of fiction, but can literature have any impact outside the confines of culture?
Eyewitness reports of European wars and the febrile mood of nations as they tipped into conflict.
Cloves, grown in Indonesia, crossed the globe in the Middle Ages, showing how interconnected the medieval world was.
Europe’s Roma were the victims of Nazi genocide during the Second World War, but their persecution did not end in 1945.
The support and camaraderie of close-knit communities were a double-edged sword. Nothing was private and reputations could be ruined at the twitch of the curtain.
Flowers formed from pith paper captured the imagination of British society in the 19th century, sparking a search for the elusive ‘rice paper’ plant.
A fresh account of how Londoners responded to the impact of the Second World War.
Barbados’ decision to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state was inevitable. Why did it take so long?
With the US riven by civil war, Napoleon III seized the opportunity to install an emperor in Mexico. The new regime soon fell apart in a catastrophic manner.