This Month’s Magazine

In the February issue:

Secrets of the Silk Road, Britain in 19th-century Mesopotamia, heirs and spares, Catholics in Britain, Nazis in Spain, Charles Darwin, wartime London, Chinese student protests, memory in Java, the worst poet in history.

Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more!

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February 2023

SELECTED ARTICLES FROM THIS ISSUE

Heirs and Spares

It was not easy to be the second son. The younger brothers of the French kings could choose either to rebel or reconcile, but neither option was straightforward.

Discovery Channels

Thousands of Indigenous Americans travelled to Europe – voluntarily or involuntarily – from as early as the 1490s.

The Land Between Rivers

All 19th-century British visitors to Mesopotamia knew that it was the birthplace of civilisation. Could steam power revive ancient greatness while also keeping Russia at bay?

Are you Experienced?

Not a queen or a saint, witch or idealised lady-love, the Wife of Bath is a much-married working woman and an enthusiastic traveller.