War and religion intertwined in the era of Cervantes
How much truth is there in the myth of the “noblest Roman”?
Moving to the city where democracy began
The Dark Ages debate over the price of a soul
The conjunction of barbarism and civilisation
The Decline and Fall author has a worthy successor
Britain’s most significant Holocaust historian, and Churchill’s biographer
Three books offer fresh and enchanting views on the ancient past and how it can still live
A new short story.