Reviews

Relief portraying a Phoenician merchant ship, fourth century BC.

The Phoenicians were the great maritime traders of the ancient Mediterranean.

Defeat into victory: Grant after the battle of Cold Harbor, June 1864

A vast biography of General Grant questions received opinions, while a new edition of his memoirs confirms their historic status.

A family being served tea, c.1740 (oil on canvas), English School 18th century

The British love for 'a nice cup of tea' was carefully manipulated to promote the British Empire.

The relationship between the very different expanses of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea began long before Columbus.

Long before he helped to draft the Declaration of Independence, Franklin was a printer, an inventor and a philosopher. 

Viceroy of Ethiopia, General Rodolfo Graziani, Addis Ababa, November 1936

Italy's conquest of Addis Ababa was hailed an imperial triumph by Mussolini, though most Ethiopians had only bows and arrows with which to defend themselves. 

Charles I and Henrietta Maria, c.1630, by Daniel Mytens.

Nearly 400 years after his execution, Charles I’s actions and legacy continue to divide scholarly opinion.

"Where there's smoke there's fire" by Russell Patterson

More than a symbol of decadence, the flapper should be seen as a quest by women for agency, independence and escape from domesticity.