Kathryn Hadley

General de Gaulle died on November 9th, 1970. Watch footage of his funeral in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises and an American news report from the time.

Having received over 100 submissions, here is the longlist for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award.

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 silk bloomers were sold in Edinburgh for £10,000, more than three times their estimated price.

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.

The archive of the world's oldest scientific journal has been made permanently free to access online.

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.

In this month's podcast we discuss the 1911 Chinese revolution, the Tower of London and great discoveries in medicine.

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