Reviews

Dr Johnson and his friends, 19th-century engraving.

Meet the members of the 18th-century’s most illustrious club.

Robert Parkin Peters.

The life of Robert Parkin Peters: clergyman, would-be academic and one of the most brazen fraudsters of the 20th century.

Map of Nîmes and its walls, after Sebastian Münster (1569), 1572.

The voices of forgotten women in Reformation France.

The Creation, from the Luther Bible, c.1530.

An account of how belief became opinion.

The real lives of five women who found fame only in the manner of their deaths: murdered by the man we have come to know as ‘Jack the Ripper’.

The Fagus factory in Alfeld, Lower Saxony, Germany, designed by Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer.

The life of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus.

A man being flogged in the wake of the Amritsar Massacre, 1919.

Was the massacre of April 1919 a symptom of British oppression, or an exceptional event?

President de Gaulle at the Bastille Day Parade, Paris, 1959

De Gaulle’s secret was an ability to project a sense of French gloire, even when it didn’t really exist.

The British Indian Army entering Baghdad in 1917.

India’s First World War experience as seen through personal archives.

The al-Azhar mosque, Cairo, built during the Fatimid Caliphate during the 10th century.

A case for the study of Islam’s ‘other’ history.