The bodies of 21 German soldiers from the First World War were recently discovered in north eastern France, revealing a great deal about the way in which the war is remembered in Germany.
Queen Victoria's bloomers, nightgown and several pairs of stockings are amongst the contents of Old Battersea House, which is being auctioned today in Edinburgh.
In this month's edition: obscene caricatures of Madame de Pompadour, lost photographs from Captain Scott's last expedition, and Germany's Jewish soldiers in the First World War.
An international group of scientists has successfully sequenced the entire genome of the Black Death, the epidemic that killed 60% of Europe's population in the 14th century.
The centenary of China's 1911 revolution, which toppled the Qing dynasty, is celebrated this month. These images show glimpses of life and culture under the dynasty that ruled China for over 200 years.