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The Menorah

Representation of the Prophet Zachariah’s vision of a menorah between two olive trees, by Joseph Ha-Zarefati in the Cervera Bible,…

Turning on the Waterworks

The waterworks built beneath old London Bridge by Peter Morice in 1581 to supply water to the City, c.1600. Heritage…

A Century of Fascism

Fascism would plague the 20th century, but when Benito Mussolini seized power in October 1922 few could agree on exactly…

Cuban Missile Crisis: the View from Havana

Cuban soldiers stand by an anti-aircraft gun, Havana, 1962. Bettman/Getty Images. On the morning of 29 May 1962 Cuba’s leaders welcomed…

Written in Heraldry

Henry VI on horseback with a coat of arms, 15th century. Bridgeman Images. In the largely illiterate 14th to 17th…

Death of a Master Forger

‘An inquiry into the genuineness of the manuscript corrections in Mr. J. Payne Collier’s annotated Shakspere, folio, 1632: and of…

Filling the Gaps

 17th-century manicule and notes in the margin of translations of Aristotle. Courtesy of the Penn Library. Writing in a book is…

Sri Lanka’s Deep Wounds

Ben Jones On 31 March 2022 a public protest occurred in the vicinity of the home of the Sri Lankan…

Mapping It

Mapping It Katie Holyoak Tue, 09/13/2022 – 09:29 Katie Holyoak September 13, 2022 at 02:16PM

Assassin’s Creed

Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, early 20th century. Library of Congress. There has been a welcome proliferation of publications marking…