Volume 73 Issue 4 April 2023

Terror and Oranges

Liberté, égalité, fraternité – oranges? What does Maximilien Robespierre’s fondness for citrus fruit reveal?

The Wing of Friendship

Charles Dickens’ most enduring friendship was with his sister-in-law, who has been remembered as his housekeeper.

Ancient Outtakes

Depicting an ancient world in which Amazons fought alongside men, winds had distinct characters, and tortoises sang.

American Moppets

Americanised globalisation and the new world of Russian business in the 1990s.

The First Folio

The stage has a short memory, print a long one: 400 years since its first publication, Shakespeare’s First Folio is the reason we remember him.

A Life of Retirement

The Roman veterans village of Karanis in Egypt did not change the world. Its ordinariness is what makes it remarkable.

Asia and Africa Unite

In 1955, the Bandung Conference brought together post-colonial nations in the hope of forging a new solidarity. Could such disparate countries overcome their inherent differences?

Fostering the Foundlings

The governors of the London Foundling Hospital recruited an external network of nurses to care for children. For many, the bonds established endured.