Medieval & Renaissance

Tamerlane’s Reign of Terror

The ‘Scourge of Allah’ wrought death and destruction across the Islamic world, but did he totally deserve his bloodthirsty reputation?

Medieval & Renaissance

Murder, Money and a Town Under Siege

Curator of the British Museum’s Citi Money Gallery Ben Alsop explores the ingenuity and significance of siege money during the English Civil War. On 5 June 1650 the Commonwealth Ambassador to Spain, Anthony Ascham, arrived in Madrid. The following day, accompanied by … Continued

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