This Month’s Magazine

In the December issue:

Amazons, Ulster’s ‘Lost Counties’, Saints and Miracles in the Middle Ages, the Crimean Khanate, Welsh Soldiers in the American Civil War, Christmas rationing, angels, Chaucer, Books of the Year, Venus de Milo.

Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more!

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December 2022


‘A Baptism of Blood’

Fighting for the Union in the US Civil War, Welsh soldiers discovered that the cost of assimilation was the loss of their native language.

Ulster’s ‘Lost Counties’

In December 1922 a proclamation signed by George V formally established the Irish Free State. Among loyalists in three border counties of Ulster, partitioned and cut adrift from unionist jurisdiction, the sense of betrayal was acute.

Books of the Year 2022

Our year in reading covers the year’s major anniversaries such as Partition, Stalingrad and the March on Rome as well as space travel, English law and, of course, the Tudors.

Khans of Crimea

The Crimean Khanate was the last surviving heir of Chinggis Khan’s dynasty. Respected, feared and reviled, it found itself caught between empires.