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Podcast: The Turin Shroud

Charles Freeman discusses his research into one of history's greatest mysteries.

A Rare Species: Britain's Non-Royal Dukedoms

Two recent notable deaths are a reminder of an endangered British species: the non-royal duke and duchess.

In the November issue of History Today

The Shroud of Turin, Joan of Arc's 'visions' and the invention of Total War.

Did Britain Fail Hong Kong?

Could Britain have done more in the years leading up to 1997 to ensure Hong Kong's freedoms?

Mirror Year: How Old Are You Really?

Chris Lowry puts a lifetime into historical perspective.

Our New Office

A few pictures of our suitably historic new abode.

Photography in Museums: The Eyes Have It

Paul Lay reflects on the fashion for taking photographs in museums and galleries.

Scotland's Referendum: Home Rule All Round?

Before discussing the possibility of Home Rule, Britain needs to get its 'House' in order, argues Naomi Lloyd-Jones.

In The Magazine

Joan of Arc: New Visions or Old?

Helen Castor asks if a medical diagnosis for Joan of Arc’s ‘visions’, first proposed in History Today in 1958, neglects the role of religion, all pervasive in the enchanted world of the Middle Ages.

In Focus: St Pancras Rises

Roger Hudson examines a photograph of 1867, which shows the construction of one of the glories of Victorian architecture.

The Komagata Maru Incident

Larry Hannant describes a forgotten episode of conflict over immigration and race between two bastions of the British Empire, Canada and India, in the summer of 1914.

The Birth of the Book Auction

The late 17th century saw the arrival of a new way of buying and selling books. Amy Bowles explores the impact of the book auction on those with a commercial and scholarly interest in the printed word.

Inside the Theatre of Experience

Historians and literary scholars should be encouraged to share their insights in order to paint a more complete picture of the past, argues Mathew Lyons.


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