Elizabeth Butler, The Remnants of an Army, Jellabad, January 13th, 1842, 1879.

By Rhys Griffiths

Tate Britain’s new exhibition highlights artistic collusion with colonial ideas, but avoids facing up to the worst of imperialism.

By Dean Nicholas

A marvel of the Victorian era, the Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire on November 30th, 1936.

Napoleon, 1792, as Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st Battalion of Corsica by Felix Philippoteaux, 1834.

By Sebastien R. Le Morillon

How far did Napoleon’s Corsican childhood and his father’s role in the island’s brief period of autonomy influence his later life?

A cutting from the Daily News, December 11th, 1926, showing how Agatha Christie may have disguised herself after her disappearances

By History Today

This month we have questions on Agatha Christie, Macbeth, Central American revolutionaries, and a mutt-loving monarch.

By David Kearns

Advocates of civil liberties often privilege issues of morality over the need for a government to keep its people safe. Yet the early modern pre-occupation with security remains embedded in western states.

Bookish child: 'The Young Cicero Reading', fresco by Vincenzo Foppa, c.1464.

By Suzannah Lipscomb

There should be no contradiction in constructing a history curriculum that incorporates both Britain’s ‘national memory’ and its many diversities, argues Suzannah Lipscomb.  

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In this episode we discuss Tantric Buddhism. Also: King John and the siege of Rochester.

Simon Schama presenting 'Faces of Britain'.

By James Snell

Historical television retains tremendous power, potency, and great potential for educating and entertaining millions.

Basalt bust of Germanicus. Probably made in Egypt. Roman, c. AD 14-20

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Discover the story of Egypt’s incredible journey over 12 centuries (sponsored post).

By Richard Cavendish

A three-month frost fair began on November 24th, 1715.

Going, going, gone: 'The March of Bricks and Mortar', by George Cruikshank, 1829.

By Raymond Smith

What was the original purpose of an idea now threatened by a dire need for housing?