Fascinating summary of what happened in Malta before the 20th century.
Richard III did it. Or at least Josephine Tey doesn’t prove he didn’t.
Interesting and thoughtful from @TheLordWilliams. But Cromwell’s record on Ireland is not mentioned, and persecuting Catholics apparently doesn’t count.
“We may think that [ancient poetry] offers a scholarly retreat from the world around us... we could not be more wrong.”
Beautiful from @Tom_deWaal.
@astroehlein goes to Kaliningrad in search of Königsberg.
Reflections on Munich and George VI, by @conbrunstrom.
No, not really.
The fascinating postwar career of William Mahone.
Wow. Wow, wow, wow!
A story of racism, mental illness and stiff upper lips.
Brilliant account by Alison Freebairn of how she found papers relating to the Franklin expedition.
Extraordinary story of the Gutenberg Bible that spent years in County Armagh at Gosford Castle.
Difficult to blame him, really.
Altogether now: “They’ve got a vicious streak a mile wide!”
A fun profile.
Just in case you were not clear on the detail.
It actually could have been worse...
Not sure that helping prevent US accession to League of Nations, or gaining D’Annunzio’s endorsement, are huge positive achievements...
This is an extraordinary long read, about history, politics, love and life.
Amazing stuff about the analysis of biological samples on old documents, manuscripts and books. A long read, but well worthwhile.
Fascinating from @_katie_low.
Another London exhibition for my list.
October rather than August, according to new evidence; the Pliny the Younger text as we have it is wrong.
How the Yom Kippur war almost became a superpower conflict - fuelled by drugs and drink.
The German precedent is not very encouraging.