Volume 65 Issue 9 September 2015

Roger Hudson details the rebuilding of the world’s first theme park in south London in 1853.

Behind the beautiful work of the ‘Father of Glasgow’ lay a deep and lasting love.

There are too few solidly written, accessible books on the situation of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma (GTR) populations in the UK and mainland Europe...
Exactly who were the ‘perfect wives’ of the 1950s? Were they the drably dressed women still queuing for food up to a decade after the Second World...

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson passed her medical exams on September 28th 1865.

The Paleolithic illustrations were found on September 12th, 1940.

The Stuart banner was raised on September 6th 1715.

The Nazis believed that Islamic forces would prove crucial wartime allies. But, as David Motadel shows, the Muslim world was unwilling to be swayed by the Third Reich's advances.

The man born Lev Bronstein was attacked on August 20th, 1940. He died the following day.

Bulgaria suffered a swift and devastating defeat in the First World War, due, G.D. Sheppard argues, to its peasant leader-in-waiting’s shrewd use of propaganda.

With the BBC Charter renewal in the news, Taylor Downing recommends studies of the institution’s past, present and future.

The monumental city of Persepolis was the pride of the Persian empire until its destruction by fire. Richard Stoneman revisits its builders, Darius and Xerxes, and their role in its construction.

One of the most brilliant intellectuals of his age, Isaiah Berlin voiced impeccably liberal views.  Yet were his political beliefs compromised by some unsavoury associations?

The neglected life of a political idealist, whose 30-year ordeal, hidden from the world, spans a period of momentous change in Spain.

The extent to which Britons were involved in slave-ownership has been laid bare by a project based at University College London. Katie Donington shows how one family profited.

Britain’s American colonies were widely thought to be peopled by miscreants and ‘desperate villains’. Rachel Christian describes the reality for those who found a new life across the Atlantic.

The Civil War began in Scotland, so why did its radical ideas not appear to take hold north of the border?

Far from a static system, Anglo-Saxon personal names reflected societal changes.

The quest for justice for maligned figures in our past forces us to question the notion of historical truth and objectivity.

Poorly paid and treated with contempt, the plight of early career researchers in the humanities is the result of a systemic betrayal of a generation of academics, argues Mathew Lyons.

More than two million Indian troops, the largest volunteer army in world history, fought on the Allied side from North Africa and the Middle East to...
'Although [Muslims] do not acknowledge a good religion, so long as they live among Christians with their assurance of security, their property shall...
'Tea' has at least five meanings: the shrub, originally from China ( camellia sinensis ); the shrub's leaf; the commodity produced by drying this...
Running from the 16th century right up to the postwar period, The Gardens of the British Working Class traces the diverse ways in which gardens and...
After appearing at the Stratford Royal in the hit 1960 musical Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be , the press asked Barbara Windsor if she would be...