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The Global Indies

The Global Indies

Ashley L. Cohen— On a winter evening a man sits by his fireside, waiting for the serene quiet of his country retirement to be interrupted by the delivery of a… READ MORE

“Come to London, to plaguy London”

“Come to London, to plaguy London”

Margarette Lincoln— So wrote John Donne, poet and priest, who described London in the 1600s as “a place full of danger and vanity and vice,” neatly encapsulating its horror and… READ MORE

The Gin Palace

The Gin Palace

Lee Jackson— The emergence of the ‘gin palace’ in the 1830s, on the cusp of the Victorian era, seems a good place to start. These alluring drinking establishments, adorned with… READ MORE

Richard III

Richard III

Michael Hicks— It is half a millennium since Richard III (1483–5) was king. He is traditionally regarded as the last of England’s medieval monarchs – 14th and last of the… READ MORE

Göring’s Man in Paris

Göring’s Man in Paris

Jonathan Petropoulos— At the start of my sabbatical in the summer of 2000, I was living in Munich, making it easier to contact Lohse. I had his telephone number and… READ MORE

Rahvalod and Rahneda

Rahvalod and Rahneda

Andrew Wilson— In one of the north-western corners of Rus lay the town of Polatsk, on the western river Dzvina. In those days, rivers made nations. They set trade and… READ MORE

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