I have written self-indulgently, as I myself like to read about the past. I do not like the proper names of nonentities, numbered dates of...

Saint Ignatius of Loyola became General of the Society of Jesus on April 19th, 1541.

The churchmen and leader of the Oxford Movement died on March 29th 1866.

The first English king to be converted to Christianity died on February 24th, 616.

Christians in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages were worried about what would happen when they died. Would they go straight to heaven or down to...

Too many historians and commentators view history from a western perspective. In doing so, they turn their back on the roots of our global system, argues Peter Frankopan.

Archive fever among scholars is a poetic if dangerous phenomenon: time spent hunched over disintegrating manuscripts breathing in the occasionally...

Charles Freeman, surprised by the lack of research into one of the great unsolved mysteries, reveals for the first time his groundbreaking examination into the creation of the venerated object.

The appalling treatment of women and girls by the soldiers of Islamic State and other jihadist groups raises troubling questions about the historical relationship between military conflict and sexual violence.

The father of Unitarianism in England was baptised on January 14th, 1615.