Volume 72 Issue 7 July 2022

Hong Kong and the Huguenots

The city’s ‘one country, two systems’ policy was boldly pragmatic, but it was not the first time such an idea has been tried. 

Love on the Wire

The advent of telecommunications gave rise to a new literary genre through which female telegraphers and writers found social freedoms.

The Berbice Rebellion

Uncovering the stories of the enslaved men and women who fought off the Dutch and their European allies in 1763.

Lifting the Flap

Anatomical pop-up books, introduced in the 16th century, took anatomy out of the lecture hall and into the home. 

The Normans in Byzantium

Spreading east in the 11th century, the Normans soon became a feared part of the Byzantine army, but a mercenary’s loyalty is always to his paymaster, as the empire would soon discover. 

On the Ballot

Before the secret ballot, voting in Britain was a theatrical, violent and public affair. The Act that made democracy private turns 150 this year.