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In the February issue:

The Failure of the English Armada, Cambodia, Philip de László and Britain's ‘Spy Fever’, St Louis, Keats, Pancakes, Ostriches.

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February 2021


The Crowd-Funded War

In the wake of the failure of the Spanish Armada, England sought retaliation by launching an invasion of its own. But how to finance such a venture?

In the Shadow of Angkor

The ruined temples of Cambodia’s medieval empire became symbols of a people who had forgotten their history. In reality, they demonstrate an inherent continuity. 

To Frame a Painter

A society portraitist who emigrated to Britain from Hungary found himself embroiled in a drama of divided loyalties during the First World War.