History Today

The first in a new series exploring the history of a country in pictures begins with Cambodia. 

In his pursuit of Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell was guided by a prophecy foretelling treason.
 

Writing a history of transgender people poses unique problems.

The changing shape of the slave trade in the medieval Mediterranean.

 

New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place.

Exuberant celebrations took place across China in 1959 to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic. Of particular...

Rarely an evening goes by without a television detective solving a horrific killing; more often than not the victim is an attractive young woman ...

Martin Brayne’s and Renaud Morieux’s books provide us with a welcome reminder that, ‘rather than a natural frontier between natural enemies’, the...

Was there ever before such an enterprise? It is certainly safe to say that when the ‘Committee to collect unregistered words in English’ met under...

Many histories of wine are written in a lyrical style, but Rod Phillips’ new book is not one of them. For Phillips, two and a half millennia of...