Volume 73 Issue 3 March 2023

Death of an Intrepid Traveller

Elizabeth Justice, writer of the first female-authored book of travel writing to be published in English, died on 15 March 1752.

A Test Case for Tolerance

Jean Calas was sentenced to be broken on the wheel in front of the cathedral in Toulouse, on 10 March 1762.

Outlaws at War

For Edward I, filling his army with criminals made perfect sense.

The One True Emperor on Earth

As sultan, Süleyman the Magnificent was portrayed as the Shadow of God on Earth, the Caliph of Islam, the Last World Emperor, the distributor of crowns to other rulers and the purveyor of justice.