On 17 January 1872, 49 Namdhari Sikhs – dubbed ‘Kukas’ by the British – were executed by cannon, supposedly for spreading insurrection.
Volume 74 Issue 1 January 2024
An earthquake in Chile and the observations of eye-witness Maria Graham caused open hostility among 19th-century geologists.
Was the army captain in love with Queen Victoria a dangerous obsessive or an innocent man? His NSFW letters shocked but so did his treatment.
The Knights Templar’s modern reputation is a myth that disguises their role as state-builders and diplomats.
Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong’s Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang explores the discrimination beneath Hollywood’s glamour.
Early modern fairy tale or urban legend? Who was London’s pig-faced lady and where did she come from?
Mary Fulbrook’s Bystander Society: Conformity and Complicity in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust holds the ambivalent accountable.
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948. As India has changed, so has his place in its history.
Ancient traditions such as wassailing can be an inspiration rather than a burden for the communities that embrace them.
In the Shadow of Quetzalcoatl: Zelia Nuttall & the Search for Mexico’s Ancient Civilizations by Merilee Grindle depicts a woman ahead of her time, yet very much a product of it.