A short story written in the earliest days of the First World War became an enduring symbol of British providence.
Thoughts, opinions and commentary on all things historical.
How medieval manuscripts reveal the reading communities of the early Middle Ages.
Cuba’s built heritage owes a personal debt.
A Dutch conspiracy trial in the Indonesian archipelago gave birth to a sadly enduring English word.
Contradictions in Roman law left incurable headaches for its judges.
Medieval inscriptions can tell us far more than just what is written on them.
The global crisis wrought by the First World War prompted the birth of free mental health care.
Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia has been a monument to selective readings of history.
The problem with community policing.
Women, non-importation agreements and spinning bees in the American Revolution.