This Month’s Magazine

In the October issue:

Churchill, Roosevelt and the End of the French Empire, the Court of the ‘Sin King’, Taiwan, Mary Hamilton and George IV, Poland in the Mountains, Menstruation in the 19th century, Uruguay, South Africa in the 1960s.

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October 2021


This Is Not a Love Story

The correspondence between Mary Hamilton and the future George IV is often seen as evidence of a harmless crush in the Georgian court. It was nothing of the sort. 

The Sin King

The court of William Rufus, son of the Conqueror, was known as a ‘brothel of male prostitutes’.