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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

The British Army: The New Contemptibles?

Neglected by politicians, today’s British army bears an alarming resemblance to the force of 1914.

August 1914: The Shadows Lengthen

The Concert of Europe, the diplomatic model championed by Britain in the run-up to the First World War, was doomed by the actions of competing nationalisms. Britain’s entry into the conflict became inevitable, despite its lack of military preparation, as Vernon Bogdanor explains.

A Separate Scotland

With the independence referendum just around the corner, Naomi Lloyd-Jones asks why the Scottish Home Rule Association, an important precursor of the SNP, has been largely forgotten.

Pitted Against the Bear: Britain, Russia and Crimea

Britain and Russia came close to blows over Crimea in the 18th century.

From Agincourt to Bosworth

Dan Jones argues that Nigel Saul’s article on Henry V and the union of the crowns of England and France does not take into account the long-term consequences of the king’s achievements.


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