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The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse -  In contrast to today’s rather mundane spawn of coffeehouse chains, the London of the 17th and 18th century was home to an eclectic and thriving coffee drinking scene. Dr Matthew Green explores the halcyon days of the London coffeehouse, a haven for caffeine-fueled debate and innovation which helped to shape the modern world.

The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse - In contrast to today’s rather mundane spawn of coffeehouse chains, the London of the 17th and 18th century was home to an eclectic and thriving coffee drinking scene. Dr Matthew Green explores the halcyon days of the London coffeehouse, a haven for caffeine-fueled debate and innovation which helped to shape the modern world.

Bugs and Beasts Before the Law - The Curious History of Animals on Trial All over Europe, throughout the middle-ages and right on into the 19th century, animals were, as it turns out, tried for human...

Bugs and Beasts Before the Law - The Curious History of Animals on Trial All over Europe, throughout the middle-ages and right on into the 19th century, animals were, as it turns out, tried for human...

Jan Gossaert, dit Jean Mabuse (1478-1532) – Autoportrait hypothétique (ca 1520-25) Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, USA

Jan Gossaert, dit Jean Mabuse (1478-1532) – Autoportrait hypothétique (ca 1520-25) Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, USA

Great chain of being. It is taken from Retorica Christiana, written by Didacus Valdes in 1579.

Great chain of being. It is taken from Retorica Christiana, written by Didacus Valdes in 1579.

Woodcut of a woman who may be stoking a furnace or baking bread. Illustration from Hortus Sanitatis (Garden of Health), printed by Johann Pruss in Strasbourg in 1497. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

Woodcut of a woman who may be stoking a furnace or baking bread. Illustration from Hortus Sanitatis (Garden of Health), printed by Johann Pruss in Strasbourg in 1497. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

Stories of the Underground Railroad provide the possibility of moral comfort in a profoundly uncomfortable past.

Stories of the Underground Railroad provide the possibility of moral comfort in a profoundly uncomfortable past.

Opposition to Victorian Railways - able-bodied poor breaking stones for railroad construction

Opposition to Victorian Railways - able-bodied poor breaking stones for railroad construction

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