This Month’s Magazine

In the August issue:

A Witness to the French Revolution, Nazis Enter History, The Fall of Tenochtitlan, Victorian Tourists, Women in the Greek War of Independence, Dennis the Menace, Benjamin Banneker.

Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more!

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August 2021

SELECTED ARTICLES FROM THIS ISSUE

The New Tourists

The visitors’ books of 19th-century hotels, pubs and inns show Victorians on holiday, revealing them to be irreverent pleasure seekers, capable of highfalutin pomposity and touristic wrath.

Greek Myths

Two heroes of the 1821 Greek Revolution found themselves cast out of the national pantheon because of their gender. In the centuries that followed, their legends would be used to justify a range of nationalist causes.

The Fall of Tenochtitlan

Whether it was a conquest or an invasion, the events that took place in the Aztec capital 500 years ago are in desperate need of reappraisal.