By Richard Overy

The confusion after Hitler’s death damaged the West's relationship with Russia.

By Frank Prochaska

The First World War transformed women-only Somerville College.

By Roger Hudson

Roger Hudson explains why the cricketer W.G. Grace embraced Indian headwear for a day.
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.
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.
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.

By Stephen Badsey

Television has so far failed to embrace the latest historical research on the conflict.

By Glenn Richardson

The life and personality of one of the greatest French monarchs.


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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.
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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.
Where art meets science: the School of Athens, by Raphael, 1510-11.

By Paul Lay

Understanding the apparent link between terrorism and engineers.