Practical details from historical sources may convince us that historical fiction is fact, but, warns Suzannah Lipscomb, such novels are fraught with danger for one in search of the past.
In 1787 Goethe wrote: ‘Sicily … will for me be an indestructible treasure for my whole life’. The British Museum’s new exhibition endeavours to make claim to those riches.
Aristotle is so synonymous with learning that he has been known simply as ‘the Mind’, ‘the Reader’ and ‘the Philosopher’. Admired by both Darwin and Marx, Edith Hall explores his life and legacy.