Letter writing was an important part of the transformation that notable medieval scholar Charles Homer Haskins describes as the ‘Twelfth Century Renaissance’. This, among other changes, was a time of great intellectual progression in Western Europe.
In April 1961, a reader named Victor de Blancpré sent a letter to François Cavanna, founder and editor-in-chief of Hara Kiri magazine and Charlie Hebdo, saying: ‘Never have I read such a heap of insanity
Coronations in post-war Europe have not generally been key events in fundamental political transformations. But forty-three years ago today, one country witnessed exactly such a coronation. On 22 November 1975, Spain stood at a historical
Mushroom clouds in burning skies, wandering skulls, and thousands of people confined in atomic shelters as insects: the final decade of the Cold War brought a global proliferation of visual expressions of the anxiety of