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The History Today Quiz: First World War Special

How well do you know the Great War?

Interactive Map Offers Global View of the First World War

New project from The National Archives shows global scale of conflict.

New to the Archive: July 31st

This week's additions to the History Today archive.

Slideshow: Military Life in London during the First World War

Christina Broom's photographs of the capital. 

The Great War: A Conflict From Another World

Paul Lay reflects on the differences between his generation and that of his grandfather, who fought in the First World War.

Video: The Comet's First Flight

Watch footage of the world's first jet airliner making its maiden trip.

Alternative Histories: Robert the Bruce on Rathlin Island

The Scottish patriot makes a surprising confession.

In The Magazine

From Agincourt to Bosworth

Dan Jones argues that Nigel Saul’s article on Henry V and the union of the crowns of England and France does not take into account the long-term consequences of the king’s achievements.

Ireland and the First World War

British historiography has been offered a once-in-a-generation opportunity to integrate Ireland’s contribution into analyses of the Great War, argues Catriona Pennell.

In Defence of Civilisation

Plans to remake the landmark BBC TV series raise challenging questions about contemporary pieties.

Hanging on to Hanover

Three hundred years ago, in August 1714, the Protestant Elector of Hanover ascended to the thrones of Great Britain and Ireland, becoming George I. Graham Darby describes the latter phase of the personal union, which lasted until 1837.

How Does It Feel?

Understanding the emotional lives of people in the past is one of the most difficult challenges facing the historian, argues Suzannah Lipscomb.


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