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Volume 66 Issue 5 May 2016

Senator Barry Goldwater brought a new brand of Republicanism to American politics, writes Roger Hudson. 

The attempt to overthrow British rule and found an Irish Republic began on 24 April 1916.

The British newspaper revolutionised the market by appealing to female readers, even though its attitude towards sexual politics has often been ambivalent, argues Adrian Bingham.

Einstein's General Theory of Relativity was published on May 11th, 1916.

One of the greatest films of all time made its debut on May 1st, 1941.

Few events have been as romanticised and misunderstood as the Jacobite Rebellion. And, as Jacqueline Riding explains, politics has brought its myths to the fore once again.

There are to sides to every story but the survival of sources from antiquity means we do not always see both. Tim Whitmarsh calls for a more nuanced view of Jews in the Greco-Roman world.

Simon Keynes argues that the reign of the famously incompetent king, who died in London a thousand years ago, is in need of reappraisal.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola became General of the Society of Jesus on April 19th, 1541.

Was the eunuch Earinus the lover of Domitian, one of Rome’s ‘Bad Emperors’? Llewelyn Morgan pieces together the extraordinary relationship between them.

A creature, part human, part machine, was born of a desire to end the tragedy and waste of the Great War. 

As politicians consider the introduction of a sugar tax to improve the nation’s health, Harry Cunningham recalls a tragic incident from 1858, which forced the British government to rethink its regulation of pharmacists.

The belief that a king’s laying on of hands could cure the disfiguring disease of scrofula gained new heights of popularity during the Restoration, as Stephen Brogan explains.