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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 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.

In The Magazine

Banks to the Rescue

The opening battle of the First World War was won by the Bank of England before the British had so much as fired a shot.

British Law and Order in Cyprus

Alexios Alecou explains how Britain sought to police the strategically important island in the eastern Mediterranean.

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.

In Focus: Titanic's Sisters

Roger Hudson visits the Belfast shipyard in 1911, where the Titanic and her sister ships, Britannic and Olympic were constructed.

King Harry in the Round

Stephen Cooper admires an article from 1967 that sought to separate historical fact from fiction in Shakespeare’s portrayal of England’s much mythologised warrior king.


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