Posted: 2020-08-03 07:33:00
Author:  Summary: Snobs, bores and triumphs at the Royal Society of Arts. Sink or Swim...
Posted: 2020-07-31 06:14:00
Dürer’s Enduring RhinoAlexander Lee For centuries, one grossly distorted woodcut defined the ideal of a rare beast....
Summer Reading List...

Summer Reading List


Summer Reading ListHistory Today Eight historians share the books they’ve enjoyed this year and reveal what’s on their ‘to-read’ pile. ...
Posted: 2020-07-30 06:45:00
Summer Reading List
Summer Reading ListHistory Today Eight historians share the books they’ve enjoyed this year and reveal what’s on their ‘to-read’ pile. ...
One Election Too Many...

One Election Too Many


One Election Too ManyMathew Lyons The Representation of the People Act, which received royal assent on 30 July 1948, abolished university constituencies....
Posted: 2020-07-30 06:17:00
One Election Too Many
One Election Too ManyMathew Lyons The Representation of the People Act, which received royal assent on 30 July 1948, abolished university constituencies....
Memento Mori...

Memento Mori


Memento MoriSuzannah Lipscomb The presence of Covid-19 is a reminder of our new proximity to the fragilities and perils of the past....
Posted: 2020-07-29 06:30:00
Memento Mori
Memento MoriSuzannah Lipscomb The presence of Covid-19 is a reminder of our new proximity to the fragilities and perils of the past....

Posted: 2020-07-28 07:22:00
A War of WordsBethany Marsh Politics, propaganda and censorship during the Civil Wars. ...
Posted: 2020-07-27 07:41:00
Death and Sacrifice in the Franco-Prussian WarKarine Varley The conflict that broke out between France and an ambitious new German state 150 years ago can lay claim to be the first modern wa...
Fallen Idols...

Fallen Idols


Fallen IdolsChristopher Dickenson In the ancient world, statues were not symbols of virtue and could take revenge on those who attacked them. ...
Posted: 2020-07-24 06:27:00
Fallen Idols
Fallen IdolsChristopher Dickenson In the ancient world, statues were not symbols of virtue and could take revenge on those who attacked them. ...
Leading Ladies...

Leading Ladies


Leading LadiesAnnalisa Nicholson The French tradition of the royal mistress gave new opportunities for women at the court of Charles II....
Posted: 2020-07-23 06:24:00
Leading Ladies
Leading LadiesAnnalisa Nicholson The French tradition of the royal mistress gave new opportunities for women at the court of Charles II....
Captain Cook’s Contested Claim...

Captain Cook’s Contested Claim


Captain Cook’s Contested ClaimBain Attwood The concept of terra nullius has long been at the heart of explanations of why the British did not treat with Aboriginal people following Cook’...
Posted: 2020-07-22 06:57:00
Captain Cook’s Contested Claim
Captain Cook’s Contested ClaimBain Attwood The concept of terra nullius has long been at the heart of explanations of why the British did not treat with Aboriginal people following Cook’...

Posted: 2020-07-21 06:34:00
A Few Bad ApplesSarah Wise Brutality, corruption and abuses of power in the Metropolitan Police at the turn of the 20th century led to an inquiry – but no reform....
Posted: 2020-07-20 08:31:00
Obituary: Justin Champion Michael Braddick Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Ideas at Royal Holloway University of London, died peacefully on 10 June, aged 59....
A Man at War...

A Man at War


Author:  Summary: William T. Sherman’s reputation precedes him. A Man at War...
Posted: 2020-07-17 07:03:00
A Man at War
Author:  Summary: William T. Sherman’s reputation precedes him. A Man at War...
Life in the Time of Plague...

Life in the Time of Plague


Life in the Time of PlagueSimon Lambe The long-awaited christening of Prince Edward was tempered by the plague. ...
Posted: 2020-07-15 06:52:00
Life in the Time of Plague
Life in the Time of PlagueSimon Lambe The long-awaited christening of Prince Edward was tempered by the plague. ...
Class Dismissed...

Class Dismissed


Author:  Summary: Entering the ivory tower to investigate the ‘class’ in ‘Classics’. Class Dismissed...
Posted: 2020-07-14 06:40:00
Class Dismissed
Author:  Summary: Entering the ivory tower to investigate the ‘class’ in ‘Classics’. Class Dismissed...

Posted: 2020-07-13 07:42:00
Author:  Summary: The European sculptors behind England’s church memorials. Foreign Stones...
Posted: 2020-07-10 06:25:00
On the Spot: David CarpenterHistory Today ‘Looking at medieval history through the prism of Max Weber is challenging.’...
Isle of Dogs...

Isle of Dogs


Isle of DogsAlexander Lee No canine character has played a more crucial role in literature than Bendicò in Lampedusa’s The Leopard....
Posted: 2020-07-08 06:59:00
Isle of Dogs
Isle of DogsAlexander Lee No canine character has played a more crucial role in literature than Bendicò in Lampedusa’s The Leopard....
A Modern Martyr...

A Modern Martyr


A Modern MartyrDaniel Rey The quiet resistance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. ...
Posted: 2020-07-07 06:12:00
A Modern Martyr
A Modern MartyrDaniel Rey The quiet resistance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. ...
Sweet Dreams...

Sweet Dreams


Author:  Summary: Utopian ideas from an era that looked to the future with optimism. Sweet Dreams...
Posted: 2020-07-06 06:19:00
Sweet Dreams
Author:  Summary: Utopian ideas from an era that looked to the future with optimism. Sweet Dreams...

Posted: 2020-07-03 06:59:00
The Rules of DrinkingMichael Fontaine The long history of drinking games – and how to win them. ...
Posted: 2020-07-01 12:21:08
July QuizHistory Today Who was the first and only prime minister to be assassinated? How many people were in the Council of Ten?...
Pandemics: Now and Then...

Pandemics: Now and Then


Pandemics: Now and Then Kyle Harper As human populations expand and their exploitation of the globe increases, so does their vulnerability to certain diseases....
Posted: 2020-07-01 06:25:00
Pandemics: Now and Then
Pandemics: Now and Then Kyle Harper As human populations expand and their exploitation of the globe increases, so does their vulnerability to certain diseases....
The Liberator’s Saviour is ‘Buried’...

The Liberator’s Saviour is ‘Buried’


The Liberator’s Saviour is ‘Buried’Mathew Lyons 154 years after her death, Manuela Sáenz was given a state burial on 5 July 2010....
Posted: 2020-06-30 10:41:00
The Liberator’s Saviour is ‘Buried’
The Liberator’s Saviour is ‘Buried’Mathew Lyons 154 years after her death, Manuela Sáenz was given a state burial on 5 July 2010....
The Flood...

The Flood


The FloodHistory Today Human suffering is at the heart of Michelangelo’s masterpiece....
Posted: 2020-06-30 06:26:00
The Flood
The FloodHistory Today Human suffering is at the heart of Michelangelo’s masterpiece....

The Flood

Posted: 2020-06-30 06:26:00

Posted: 2020-06-29 07:26:00
Author:  Summary: A history of the clean body is also a history of societal expectation, technological innovation, class, privacy and spare time. The...
Posted: 2020-06-29 06:43:00
Earthly DelightsPaul Lay The English came late to gardening, but they have more than made up for it....
Worlds Little and Large...

Worlds Little and Large


Worlds Little and LargeEleanor Parker Will the pandemic see a boom in local history, or will it spur a desire for global perspectives? Perhaps both....
Posted: 2020-06-26 09:00:00
Worlds Little and Large
Worlds Little and LargeEleanor Parker Will the pandemic see a boom in local history, or will it spur a desire for global perspectives? Perhaps both....
Who is History’s Worst Political Adviser?...

Who is History’s Worst Political Adviser?


Who is History’s Worst Political Adviser?History Today Four historians consider the harm caused by those who should have helped their political masters....
Posted: 2020-06-24 07:47:00
Who is History’s Worst Political Adviser?
Who is History’s Worst Political Adviser?History Today Four historians consider the harm caused by those who should have helped their political masters....
The Colonels’ Failed PR Coup...

The Colonels’ Failed PR Coup


The Colonels’ Failed PR CoupIoannis D. Stefanidis A British public relations company in cahoots with sympathetic MPs was unable to whitewash the military regime that seized power in Greece...
Posted: 2020-06-23 08:44:00
The Colonels’ Failed PR Coup
The Colonels’ Failed PR CoupIoannis D. Stefanidis A British public relations company in cahoots with sympathetic MPs was unable to whitewash the military regime that seized power in Greece...

Posted: 2020-06-22 08:41:00
The Field of Cloth of Gold: A Duel in JewelsTimothy Schroder When Henry VIII and Francis I met 12 years after the Field of Cloth of Gold – with Henry accompanied by Anne Boleyn – bo...
Posted: 2020-06-22 07:33:00
Author:  Summary: The complex reign of Henry III, the fourth longest in English history. The King After Carta...
Breathing Easily...

Breathing Easily


Breathing EasilyJane Draycott The ancient world found ingenious solutions for protective equipment in the workplace – but did its workers benefit? ...
Posted: 2020-06-19 07:43:00
Breathing Easily
Breathing EasilyJane Draycott The ancient world found ingenious solutions for protective equipment in the workplace – but did its workers benefit? ...
The Field of Cloth of Gold...

The Field of Cloth of Gold


The Field of Cloth of GoldGlenn Richardson Five hundred years ago, in a spirit of rivalry and cooperation, two young Renaissance monarchs asserted their power and authority at one of the las...
Posted: 2020-06-18 07:57:00
The Field of Cloth of Gold
The Field of Cloth of GoldGlenn Richardson Five hundred years ago, in a spirit of rivalry and cooperation, two young Renaissance monarchs asserted their power and authority at one of the las...
The Early Life of Gibberish...

The Early Life of Gibberish


The Early Life of GibberishJenni Nuttall What does it mean to speak gobbledygook, mumbo-jumbo or jargon? Such words are more fraught than the playful games of the Jabberwocky suggest....
Posted: 2020-06-17 07:30:00
The Early Life of Gibberish
The Early Life of GibberishJenni Nuttall What does it mean to speak gobbledygook, mumbo-jumbo or jargon? Such words are more fraught than the playful games of the Jabberwocky suggest....

Posted: 2020-06-16 07:57:00
On Her Most Serene Republic’s Secret ServiceIoanna Iordanou Venice developed the most sophisticated intelligence network in Renaissance Europe, securing it from enemies within and without....
Posted: 2020-06-15 07:03:00
Child VotersPeter Keeling In the politically chaotic decades before true universal suffrage, some infants found a way to vote in British elections....
Horse Power...

Horse Power


Author:  Summary: Exploring Paris, city of horses. Horse Power...
Posted: 2020-06-12 08:46:00
Horse Power
Author:  Summary: Exploring Paris, city of horses. Horse Power...