History Today

The October Revolution of 1917 inspired a generation of young Russians to embrace new ideals of socialist living.

An early 18th century map produced by Anna van Westerstee Beeck.

The Israeli novelist, Amos Oz, described Yitzhak Rabin as ‘not a charismatic man, but rather a logical, skilful captain’. Rabin was both a...

The history of science and technology is often told as the story of firsts. The received wisdom about the history of the jet engine in the Second...

Winston Churchill mused on the usefulness of studying history, observing that ‘the farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are...

Wendy Moore draws us into the illustrious world of Professor John Elliotson, while exposing the challenges between new and traditional medicine...

Everyone has heard of the Rosetta Stone. Not so familiar, but equally compelling, is a purely Greek artefact of the same period found in a first-...

Kathryn Hughes feels that most modern biographies lack an essential ingredient, which is life itself, particularly in its most basic form – the...

In recent decades, much of the scholarship on the history of crime has focused on the causes célèbres that gripped Europe and the US in...

Archaeology can provide new historical narratives for familiar places. The excavations at Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness, beyond the Great Glen on...