On 20 November 1695, Zambi of Palmares – ruler of an ‘invincible’ community of former slaves in the Brazilian jungle – was killed by the Portuguese.
Volume 73 Issue 11 November 2023
In ancient Greece the ‘least dangerous’ branch of government – the courts – wielded serious political power.
How a vision led Edmund of Abingdon to elevate the role of Medieval teacher to saintly levels.
The Revolutionary Temper: Paris, 1748-1789 by Robert Darnton is a sweeping account of events from the Parisian perspective, from disastrous wars to fights for religious toleration.
On 13 November 1854, the Victorians combined their love of heavy industry and heavy mourning, with the opening of the London Necropolis Railway.
Eli and the Octopus: The CEO Who Tried to Reform One of the World’s Most Notorious Corporations by Matt García is a human story amid mergers, sales, profits and losses.
When England’s search for a Northwest Passage via sea failed, an audacious plan to forge a land route was hatched by the Muscovy Company.
The Weimar Years: Rise and Fall 1918-1933 by Frank McDonough is a lucid overview of Germany’s tumultuous interwar years.
Where does new life come from? According to one theory that held sway until the 18th century, it’s all been there from the very beginning.
Ghost ships, pilgrimages spots and the black and white army: challenge yourself with the History Today crossword for November 2023.