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The Wild Hunt of Odin, by Peter Nicolai Arbo, 1872, National Gallery, Oslo.

A chaotic, menacing assembly of gods and trolls and restless souls.

‘The Valley that Waits for Drowning or Reprieve’: Capel Celyn, Merionethshire, 27 February 1957.

Can Welsh history be separated from British history, or are they too intertwined?

Emma Smith.

‘We can’t see our own blindspots, so, as we anatomise those of our predecessors, we perpetuate our own.’

The much-vaunted 'special relationship' between Britain and the United States obscures another history of rivalry and suspicion between the two allies.

The Creation, from the Luther Bible, c.1530.

An account of how belief became opinion.

Illustration by R.Fresson.

Found guilty of fraud, the French chemist was executed on 8 May 1794.

Inner demons: the execution of Anabaptists at Münster, 1536.

The work of the historian Norman Cohn has taken on a new resonance. We should heed his warnings.

Touching the divine: Shiva as Lord of the Dance, bronze, Chola period, 10th-11th century.

Lal Ded was a pioneer of Kashmiri poetry, who raised the consciousness of the common people and challenged ideas of caste, religion and gender.

The real lives of five women who found fame only in the manner of their deaths: murdered by the man we have come to know as ‘Jack the Ripper’.

A drunken scene in a dancing hall with a sly customer eyeing a young girl. Coloured etching by George Cruikshank, 1848.

Do you want to dance? As the 19th century wore on, the Victorians certainly did, requiring new venues in which to mix music and movement, whether a pub or a palace.