contents may 2017 • issue 453

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Editorial Assistant Sophie Baggott Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Marketing Manager Katherine Bogden Bayard Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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Jeremy Lewis, 1942–2017

We are sad to announce the death in April of Jeremy Lewis, our much loved editor-at-large, at the age of seventy-five. Jeremy began writing for the magazine in the 1990s; in the early 2000s he took on the role of acting editor when Nancy Sladek was on maternity leave. Thereafter, even during the illness he suffered over the last few years, he contributed a regular flow of articles, editorial advice and, when he came into the office, gossip and laughter. His jovial manner belied the seriousness with which he undertook his many writing endeavours, all of which bear the same fluent and warmly observed prose, along with a wistful fascination with the oldfashioned world of publishing that he felt was disappearing, in which men dressed (invariably) in mustard-coloured corduroy jackets and open-necked shirts took long lunches and were not yet in thrall to marketing departments. Jeremy was extremely generous both to young writers in need of counsel and, for a long time, this magazine, where he will be hugely missed. His friend Sara Wheeler has set down some of her memories of him on page 35.

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pulpit 1 Jerry Brotton church & faith 6 Edward Vallance

Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World Alec Ryrie 7 L ucy Wooding

Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation Peter Marshall art 9 Tim Smith-Laing

Bosch & Bruegel: From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life Joseph Lee Koerner 10 T anya Harrod

The Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John (edd) Rebecca John & Michael Holroyd 12 Ke vin Jackson

The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington Joanna Moorhead 14 S hahidha Bari

Clothing Art: The Visual Culture of Fashion, 1600–1914 Aileen Ribeiro biography 15 Frank McLynn

Pontius Pilate: Deciphering a Memory Aldo Schiavone 17 Jo hn Edwards

Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen Giles Tremlett 18 Alan Judd

M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster Henry Hemming 19 Mir anda Seymour

The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love & Art in Venice Judith Mackrell history 21 Jonathan Beckman

London’s Triumph: Merchant Adventurers & the Tudor City Stephen Alford 23 Al lan Massie

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, & the First Police Chief of Paris Holly Tucker 24 P aul Lay

The Leveller Revolution John Rees