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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 September issue of History Today

The Congress of Vienna, jihad in the First World War and how the suffragette movement went global.

Disgust, or Deathly Terror? Ghost Pranks Past and Present

Richard Suggs on the history of ghoulish impersonations.

New to the Archive: August 7th

The Night of the Long Knives, postage history and more.

The Classic Book: The Great War and Modern Memory

In the first of an ocassional series on classic history books, Daniel Swift revisits Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory

Podcast: Ken Burns on the Roosevelts

In this episode of the podcast, the American documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks to Paul Lay about his latest documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

The History Today Quiz: First World War Special

How well do you know the Great War?

In The Magazine

A Warning from History for the Google Translate Generation

The decline of language skills threatens the study of the past. And machines won’t come to the rescue.

Emblems of the New Tunisia

The North African country is considering how best to serve its rich heritage.

Sexual Congress

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

Power of the Court

In recent years historians have shown a renewed interest in court history. Hardly surprising, says Philip Mansel, as courts play a central role in understanding the past and maintain a critical importance in contemporary politics.

Imperial Spanish Practice

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


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