By Jonathan Phillips

A comprehensive account of a topic whose bitter legacy resonates to this day.
Detail of St John from 'The Last Supper' by Andrea del Castagno, 1447. The Art Archive / Alamy

By Katharine A. Craik

Despite the modern obsession with rest, more of us are sleeping less.

By Frank Prochaska

The First World War transformed women-only Somerville College.
Depiction of Richard being pardoned by Emperor Henry VI, c. 1196

By Minoo Dinshaw

Steven Runciman’s profile of Richard the Lionheart offers a nuanced and sensitive portrait.

By Richard Overy

The confusion after Hitler’s death damaged the West's relationship with Russia.
Charlemagne has a statue of the Saxon god Krodo torn down, while a church is built in its place. Engraving by Matthäus Merian the Elder, 1630.

By Paul Fouracre

The aftermath of the Fall of Rome.

By Glenn Richardson

The life and personality of one of the greatest French monarchs.
Depiction of the Bodleian LIbrary in the 17th century, by Alfred Church, 1886. Bridgeman Images

By Adrian Leak

Bishop William Stubbs was arguably the discipline’s first professional.


A world to survey: The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich, 1818.

By Mathew Lyons

Historians need to make a greater impact on the debate about the future of the world.

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By Dean Nicholas

Germany's last Führer walks free from Spandau prison.
Worlds apart: women window-shop in Aleppo, Syria, 2008.

By Gillian Kenny

Three London schoolgirls will find themselves in a ‘medieval’ world.
A crowd watches the destruction of the last camp hut.

By Rhys Griffiths

A report from the Imperial War Museum's seminar on the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen camp in April 1945.
Bernardo O'Higgins

By History Today

The Cuban embargo, Chinese dynasties, the Peace of Westphalia, the 'Scramble for Africa' and more.

By Dean Nicholas

The Crusades, dealing with Dönitz, killers at the Kremlin and the importance of a good night's sleep.

By Dean Nicholas

A guide to the key moments in the history of the Crusades.