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Frank Hudspeth carries the FA Cup after Newcastle United's win against Aston Villa in 1924. Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

By Robert Colls

The case for sports history as a serious academic subject

By Hugh Gault

The long-running debate over the privatisation of the Post Office
Robert Mugabe, future president of Zimbabwe, pushes his claim for the leadership of ZANU in October 1976. Horst Faas / Press Association Images

By Joanna Warson

Did the French help Rhodesia's white minority government declare independence?

By John Jolliffe

The precarious years following the restoration of Charles II.

By Jeffrey Meyers

The painter Claude Monet spent his early twenties as a soldier in French North Africa.
Portrait of Thomas Cromwell, by Hans Holbein the Younger.

By Michael Everett

Cromwell as religious reformer.

By Isabella Tree

The Kumari is the survivor of a tradition dating back ten centuries or more.

By James G. Clark

The destruction of western Europe's medieval heritage during the First World War.

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Imagining the Iliad

By Kate Wiles

Our pick of the finest history-related apps for your smartphone or tablet.
Suffering for fashion: 'Minna at her Toilet' by Sir William Quiller Orchardson, 19th century.

By Agnes Arnold-Forster

The mysterious dangers of womanhood.
Robert Watson-Watt's giant receiver.

By Taylor Downing

An exhibition at the Science Museum opens up a little-known aspect of Churchill’s wartime achievement.
Publishing pioneer: Henry Oldenburg by Jan van Cleve, 1668.

By Noah Moxham

The scientific journal has faciliated the sharing of new discoveries since 1665.
Protesting for peace: US delegates, including Jane Addams (second from left, front), travel to the Congress.

By Helen McCarthy

The Women’s Congress aimed to revolutionise a ravaged political landscape.
Court of Honour, or, The Vertuous Protestant's Looking Glass. 1679.

By Ted Vallance

Clarkson denies that protest is effective but doesn't discourage his supporters.
James Mawdsley, c.1899

By John Greenwood

History is against the Conservative Party's aim to increase its number of state-school educated MPs.

By Suzannah Lipscomb

Troubling questions over the commercialisation of sites known for their violent history.

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