This Month’s Magazine

In the March issue: 

The Venner Rebellion, Madam Butterfly and the Forging of Japanese Identity, 1771: Britain Between Continents, Fancy Dress, Litigious Lives, Haiti’s ‘Zombies, Cannibals and Werewolves’, Soviet Shopping, Marmots.

Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more!

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March 2021


Litigious Lives

The resort to law was an integral and regular part of everyday life in medieval Britain – and not just for men. Town court records offer glimpses into the lives of hundreds of ordinary women, through the lawsuits they were involved in. 

The Venner Rebellion

An armed uprising by a handful of religious extremists in Restoration London led to serious consequences for British and, ultimately, world history. 

Writ in Water

A kaleidoscopic tour of the Volga and the history of the people who have resided by it.