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The BFI has launched a major project to restore nine of Hitchcock's surviving silent films to their original 1920s versions.

During the night of 13th August, 1961, the GDR closed the last gap in the border between East and West Germany. Days later, the foundations of the Berlin Wall were laid, dividing the city and the nation for almost 30 years.

The Australian secret agent known as the 'White Mouse', and once the Gestapo's most wanted person, died yesterday, August 7th, aged 98.

The National Museum of Scotland re-opens today, July 29th, following a three-year redevelopment.

The archbishopric of Madrid has approved a project to search for the bones of the Spanish author in the walls and floors of the convent where he was buried in Madrid's city centre.

The remains of Rudolf Hess have been exhumed and his grave destroyed to stop it serving as a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis.

The heart of the last heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire was buried on July 17th in Hungary.

Jerome de Groot, Linda Porter, David Waller, Gary Sheffield and Ted Vallance share their holiday reading choices.

New research has revealed a steady increase in the frequency of wars between states over the past 100 years.

Was Matilda (1102-67) England's first true female ruler? Listen to the second part of Paul Lay's interview with Helen Castor as part of the History Today Book Club.

Byron's original memorial book from the family vault in Nottinghamshire where he was buried was recently found at a local church sale in the United States.

Continuing our summer reading special, Helen Rappaport, Richard Weight, Malcolm Gaskill, Owen Dudley Edwards and Joyce Tyldesley share their holiday choices. 

In the second part of our summer reading special, Nick Poyntz, Tom Holland, Chris Wrigley, Alan Powers and Lucy Worsley share their holiday reading choices.

Bleak House, Charles Dickens' former home where he wrote David Copperfield, is for sale for £2,000,000.

Launching the History Today Book Club, Paul Lay interviews Helen Castor about her latest book She-Wolves. Listen to the first part of the interview, in which she discusses the importance of contingency in history.

A report by the British Academy has revealed that government spending cuts risk destroying British heritage 'irreparably'.

The only known surviving copy of Zepped, a unique First World War propaganda film starring Charlie Chaplin and featuring footage of a Zeppelin bombing raid over London, is due to be auctioned next week by Bonhams.

In our June issue, Gabriel Paquette tells the story of Brazil's early years as an independent state. The Brazilian national anthem was composed at the time. Why was it only officially adopted as such 100 years later?

Kathryn Hadley talks to Ian Mortimer about historical fiction and his latest book Sacred Treason.

This new online map lists and provides detailed information about all nationally designated heritage sites and buildings in England.

On May 26th, Guyana celebrated 45 years of independence. Kathryn Hadley provides an overview of Guyanese history prior to independence. 

Can Bob Dylan be considered a fine poet? This was one of the questions debated yesterday, May 24th, by leading Bob Dylan scholars at a major conference organised in celebration of the artist's 70th birthday.

On the 300th anniversary of David Hume's birth, Kathryn Hadley provides an overview of his life and ideas and explains the confusion surrounding his true date of birth.

As the final preparations are made for the Royal Wedding on Friday April 29th, we explore the history of regal marriages, from Tudor times to the twentieth century, through a selection of articles from our archive, historic photographs and videos.

Kathryn Hadley interviews historian Norman Stone from Bilkent University, Ankara, about his latest book Turkey: A Short History.

The newly refurbished Roman Vindolanda Museum opened last weekend. It will be home to nine of the Vindolanda Tablets, the oldest surviving handwritten documents in Britain, on loan from the British Museum.

Continuing History Today's new series of regular podcasts, Kathryn Hadley asks author and historian Philip Matyszak about his latest book, Gladiator: The Roman Fighter's (Unofficial) Manual, new research into the Roman Empire and female gladiators. 

Kathryn Hadley reports on the recent discovery of two 3-D Nazi propaganda films. Released in 1936, they were decades ahead of the boom in 3-D films in the American film industry.

From AD 600 to 1800, 22% of all royal deaths in Europe were bloody. These are the results of a new study by Cambridge University criminologist Manuel Eisner, published this week. Kathryn Hadley reports.

Caligula was assassinated on January 24th, AD 41. He reputedly slept with his sisters and wanted to appoint his horse a consul. But was Tiberius' successor really insane or did he simply struggle to deal with the unlimited power that he received at such a young age?

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