Volume 72 Issue 4 April 2022

Fools at Court

People with learning or physical disabilities occasionally had unique opportunities in Tudor society. 


A tale of female revenge, power and solidarity.

A Medical Break Through

The physician James Parkinson, who lent his name to the medical condition he defined, was born on 11 April 1755.

Not All There

Missing fragments of the written record are made all the more conspicuous by their absence. 

Little White Lies

There is value in a leader who lies – but only if it is done for the greater good.

Echo Chamber

Dinner parties in the ‘Revolutionary Age’ with the publisher Joseph Johnson.