It’s time we started thinking differently about the Weimar Republic.
Making Caligula blush, Elagabalus – one of the most notorious of Rome’s ‘bad emperors’ – has become a counter-cultural hero.
After being destroyed during the blitz, Henry Buckley’s chronicle of the Spanish Civil War is now available for the first time in 70 years.
More accessible than America as a destination of escape for migrating populations, the Banat of Temesvár region of Hungary, Romania and Serbia offered the promise of ‘golden mountains’ to thousands in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Claire Trévien casts an eye over portrayals of magic in the early years of the French Revolution.
Looking for Halloween in the nineteenth-century.
It may seem cliché, but Charlie Chaplin’s mother provided him an almost infinite source of raw material to fashion into comic and sentimental themes.
The arraignment of the Lancashire witches in the assizes of Lancaster during 1612 is England’s most notorious witch-trial – here Philip Almond recounts the drama and paranoia of those volatile times.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nocturne in Black and Gold, The Falling Rocket, 1875, oil on panel, 60.2 x 46.7 cm, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit)