History Today

With his Four Princes, John Julius Norwich uses four great rulers, each of whom was outsize in his own way, to cast light on their age...

The stories we tell define who we are as individuals and as a society, without which we struggle to understand ourselves. This is the central...

‘Oh, the novel jokes of the merry muse of history’, wrote Nikolai Sukhanov to describe the events of October 1917 in Russia. That the Bolsheviks...

Oral history breathes fresh life into a deadly battle of the Second World War.
 

A history of the Korean peninsula beyond the north-south divide. 

The division of migrants into those who are of benefit to British society and those who are not has a long history.

The nature of warfare is constantly changing. So are the challenges that composers face in depicting the sound and struggle of battle.

We ask 20 questions of leading historians on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on the Tudors …

The path to democracy is a long one. It should not be taken for granted.

The foundations of modern India were laid by the British governor-general, Warren Hastings. But he paid a heavy personal price.