Volume 73 Issue 5 May 2023

Sancta Sophia Collapses

Disaster struck on the morning of 7 May 558, when repair works to the Sancta Sophia caused it to collapse.

Average Queens

Not every Renaissance queen was remarkable, but that does not make them insignificant. 

Tick Tock

On the difficulty of keeping time with the people of the past.

Empire in the Everyday

The everyday concerns of two Korean farmers are a microcosm of the huge changes their country underwent in the early 20th century.

Bombs for Peace

To justify their use, nuclear weapons were rebranded as a force for good.

Boudica Lite

A search for Boudica finds its author, but not the Queen of the Iceni.