february 2019 Issue 472 £4.25

The Many Faces of Nicholas Hilliard Helen Hackett

ptolemy on tour David Abulafia bobos & gilets jaunes Andrew Hussey britain’s grand old marxist John Gray bad sex in paris Agnès Poirier


teffi’s tale • secrets of the subterranean • fat findings all the gold in mali • silver rush • auberon waugh’s two cents