Volume 73 Issue 6 June 2023

Forging Ties

A Shanghai bookshop played a pivotal role in promoting Sino-Japanese friendship. 

Many Happy Returns

James Stuart, Jacobite pretender to the throne, campaigned for the Jacobite cause with dancing and parties. 

Birth of a Pastry Chef

Born into poverty on 8 June 1783, Antonin Carême’s spectacular confectionary constructions made him patissier to royalty.

The War on Dogs

The dog cull of 1760 divided London: were dogs man’s best friend, or plague-ridden pests?