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Volume 65 Issue 5 May 2015

The aviation pioneer died on May 21st, 1965.

Despite the modern obsession with a good night’s rest, more of us are sleeping less. Perhaps we should pay attention to the advice of early modern doctors.

The West’s confused approach to Germany after Hitler’s death damaged its relationship with the Soviet Union.

A comprehensive account of a compelling and controversial topic, whose bitter legacy resonates to this day. 

The theologian was denounced by the church on May 4th, 1415.

Paul Fouracre looks at the states that formed after the Fall of Rome and the early historians who questioned whether the barbarians were oppressors or liberators.

Roger Hudson explains why the great cricketer W.G. Grace embraced Indian headwear for a day.

Steven Runciman’s profile of Richard the Lionheart, written at a time of impending crisis in Anglo-Cypriot relations, offers a nuanced and sensitive portrait, writes Minoo Dinshaw.

Following the media rush to commemorate the First World War, Stephen Badsey is disappointed that television has so far failed to embrace the latest historical research on the conflict.

Bishop William Stubbs was the last of the amateur historians and arguably the discipline’s first professional.

The life and personality of Francis I.

The First World War transformed women-only Somerville College. It became a hospital for convalescing soldiers, housed poets and writers and changed forever the fortunes of female students, writes Frank Prochaska. 

Arriving in Syria, three London schoolgirls will find themselves in a ‘medieval’ world where the teenager is an unknown concept.