John Payne Collier died on 17 September 1883, after a lifetime of creating deliberate fictions, falsehoods and forgeries.
Volume 72 Issue 9 September 2022
Notes in the margins of early modern books can be very revealing about their readers’ lives and interests.
Sri Lanka’s historic ethnic divisions were forged during British colonisation and a bloody civil war. Could the current crisis help unify a divided country?
Was the assassination of Sir Henry Wilson the ‘murder that triggered the Irish Civil War’?
The painting that inspired Shelley and Stendahl is thought to be of a young woman executed on 11 September 1599 for the murder of her father.
Society’s battle against what Richard Nixon called ‘public enemy number one’ is an ancient one. Is there any sense in fighting?
Is lightning natural or divine? Opinion split royalists and republicans.
Inventing the Alphabet: The Origins of Letters from Antiquity to the Present by Johanna Drucker explores the birth of the alphabet before the Greeks.
‘It is not the rich and seemingly powerful that make history, but the majority of humans.’
Patterns in dust reveal the right verses to live by.