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In Good Company: Re-evaluating the legacy of the East India Company

How one company opened an entire sub-continent to economic and political development, with huge ramifications for India, Britain, and the world.

Johnson and Boswell in Africa

The time travellers explore the African interior with Burton and Speke.

In the October issue of History Today

In the October edition of History Today, Linda Porter looks at the short but distinguished rule of James V of Scotland.

 

Podcast: The Nazi-Soviet Pact

In this episode, Roger Moorhouse joins us to discuss the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939-41.

Tattooed Britannia

In embracing tattoos, the people of Britain are returning to their ancient roots, argues Paul Lay.

Exhibition Review: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting

Philippa Joseph reviews an exhibition at the National Gallery, London.

Votes for Women: The Fight for Female Suffrage

A map of women's political rights around the world, from 1892 until the present day.

Johnson and Boswell on the Maiden Voyage of the Titanic

The time-travellers board the ill fated ship.

In The Magazine

We Will Fight For You! How the Suffragettes Went Global

Jad Adams considers the actions of the militant British suffragette movement and its far-reaching impact on the global struggle for female suffrage in the 20th century.

The Congress of Vienna: A Peace for the Strong

Stella Ghervas examines the Great Powers’ attempt to create a new European order following the defeat of Napoleon.

The Lost King of Scotland

During his brief lifetime, James V was a popular ruler who aimed to maintain Scotland’s independence and safeguard its place on the European stage. Linda Porter describes his reign and the fraught relationship between the young king and his English uncle, Henry VIII.

Sexual Congress

Glenda Sluga explains the influence of a remarkable group of women as Europe’s elite gathered in Vienna in 1814.

Imperial Spanish Practice

Unlike the British Empire, the vast realms of Philip II owed much to the Church.


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