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In the fashionable female circles of 18th-century Paris, a physician who recommended fresh air, exercise and looser corsets became a celebrated figure.

Defeat into victory: Grant after the battle of Cold Harbor, June 1864 Ulysses S. Grant is considered one of the great commanders in history and one...

The chef and restaurateur died on 12 February 1935.

When Samuel Pepys sampled his first cup of tea in 1660 the ‘China drink’ was an expensive novelty, promoted mainly for its medicinal qualities. At...

Seemingly inconsequential, dedicating books to royalty was a vital part of Tudor publishing.

The explosion in the study of both Mediterranean and Atlantic history, not to mention the history of other seas and oceans, has left one important...

Wendell Phillips is not remembered fondly in Yemen. 

Benjamin Franklin was a practical man. When short of type as a young printer, he spurned the idea of waiting for duplicates from England and...

An aerial view of a hydraulic system that pumped fresh water into the monastic complex.

‘The horror, the horror.’ Kurtz’s last words in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899) are seared into the memory of those who give...