We’ve put collectively our annual choice of a few of our favorite articles from the previous twelve months, wherein the Rosetta Stone is deciphered, disgrace is inflicted upon the condemned, and criminals are subjected to vigilante justice.
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Good as Gold
The absence of formal authorities on the American frontier emboldened miners to take powers often reserved to the state, subjecting criminals to their very own model of vigilante justice.
The Unique Rock Star
200 years on from the deciphering of probably the most well-known piece of rock on the planet, what does studying the Rosetta Stone reveal?
The Homicide of Hintsa
The dying and mutilation of the chief of the Xhosa in 1835 by the hands of the British was a ‘barbarous’ deed, hid by the perpetrators in an online of lies.
Early fashionable strategies of execution have been fastidiously calculated to inflict disgrace upon the condemned.
Charity Begins at House
The ‘emigration’ of 1000’s of poor London kids within the nineteenth century was seen by its organisers as an act of Christian deliverance, however the expertise of the younger folks despatched to Canada tells a unique story.
‘The Vote is of the Individuals’
Courtney J. Campbell
Brazilian democracy is younger, hard-won and below risk. Because the nation goes to the polls, its historical past reminds us that the fitting to vote will not be a given.
The Roma Holocaust
Europe’s Roma have been the victims of Nazi genocide in the course of the Second World Warfare, however their persecution didn’t finish in 1945.
On the Poll
Earlier than the key poll, voting in Britain was a theatrical, violent and public affair. The Act that made democracy personal turns 150 this 12 months.
The Different Elizabeth
Emulating her godmother, Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Stuart captured hearts and minds as Europe burned.
The Unusual Demise of Liberal Egypt
For many Egyptians the nation’s independence got here with the revolution of July 1952, not with the tip of the British protectorate in February 1922. But, because the experiences of three patriotic writers present, independence didn’t imply freedom.