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Napoleon’s birthday fell on 15 August. How better to celebrate than by creating a new saint – one ‘Neopolus’ – and using the theatre to emphasise his links to historical kings and emperors?

A group of Sioux Indians protests at Alcatraz, 1968 © Getty Images

1964 was the first time Indians were mentioned in a State of the Union address, not as belligerent enemies or a 'problem'.

Disturbances  at Manchester!, illustration by Atkins, 1819 © Mary Evans Picture Library

Commemoration of Peterloo remembers the dead, but also promotes future democratic change.

Graham Greene (left) and Alec Guinness on film location at Sloppy Joe’s bar, Havana, 20 April 1959 © Peter Stackpole/LIFE/Getty Images

The author’s trips to Cuba had an impact on more than just literature.

Auschwitz

The Polish volunteer who infiltrated Auschwitz.

Pablo Picasso wearing a bull mask, Vallauris, France, 1949 © Gjon Mili/Time & Life/Getty Images

A time when anyone who was anyone spent weeks at a time on the Riviera.

Ancient Egypt’s bureaucratic society depended on an army of scribes. To get ahead, you had to be able to write – but that didn’t necessarily mean mastering hieroglyphs.

Temple of Vesta, Rome. c. 1914

Radicals and revolutionaries found inspiration in the study of Greece and Rome.

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August 2019

Volume 69 Issue 8 August 2019

In the August issue:

  • Slaves to War
  • The Free Frenchman
  • Memories of a Massacre
  • Oil and Water: Tanker Wars
  • Doctoring the Ladies
  • History of the Barbecue
  • Looted Antiquities
  • Kazakhstan's Nuclear Nightmare