This Month’s Magazine

In the June issue:

Black Death, Alfred the Great, Victorian Children’s Books, Dragomans, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, No Man’s Land, the Mau Mau Uprising, Women and the Birth of England’s Stock Market.

Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more!

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June 2021

SELECTED ARTICLES FROM THIS ISSUE

Here be Dragomans

For wealthy tourists travelling to the Middle East in the 19th century, the services of a dragoman were an essential purchase. Yet the often difficult lives of these local agents and guides remain elusive. 

The Moral of the Story

Illustrated picture books in Victorian England reached new aesthetic heights. But was it always for the benefit of the children?

The End of a Nation

Wedged between Russia, Prussia and Austria, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth faced extinction in the 18th century.

Ghetto Girls

The Jewish women who played a vital role in the Polish resistance against the Nazis.