War in the West


Houston Gun show at the George R. Brown Convention Center. By glasgows,

By Stephen Cooper

Stephen Cooper explores the history of firearms law and the key differences between the United States and Britain. 

Ogham Stone, Dunloe, County Kerry, Ireland.

By Catherine Swift

The ancient rune-like writing system is carved into stones across Ireland.

Big boss: the arms of Henry, Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon flank the initials of Henricus Rex (Henry VII).

By John Crook

New discoveries about Winchester Cathedral provide insights into the relationships between a prominent churchman and his Tudor kings.

‘Mission impossible’: The Somme at Thiepval

By Rhys Griffiths

A government-sponsored trip to the battlefields of the First World War leads Rhys Griffiths to speculate on what exactly constitute 'British values'. 

The 200 peso note, featuring Juana Inés de la Cruz (1992-present)

By Amy Fuller

Amy Fuller looks at the life of the Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and asks why we feel the need to kill our heroines rather than celebrate their achievements.

By Richard Cavendish

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson passed her medical exams on September 28th 1865.

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RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10th, 1912.

By History Today

This month we have questions on the Titanic, a mutt-loving monarch and the Gordon Bennett cup for ballooning.

By Paul Lay

Whatever one’s politics, the ideas put forward by the Levellers are significant.

Aneurin Bevan (right) with the future prime minister Harold Wilson at the Labour party conference, September 1953.

By Mihir Bose

Mihir Bose challenges the perception of Winston Churchill as a demi-god who was essential to Britain's war effort.

Music of the spheres: Richard Sampson's motets, 16th century.

By Suzannah Lipscomb

Historians try to produce as total a view of the past as possible. Yet does our concern with facts isolate us from how material culture influenced lived experience, asks Suzannah Lipscomb?

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The October-November 2015 season includes Nelson – The Sailor's Story.