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.
A slideshow of irreverent 18th-century drawings targetting Louis XV's favourite mistress.
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.
Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in China on October 12th, 1986. It was the first time that a British monarch had been on a state visit to the country.
Entries are now open for the 2012 Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award.
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.
The launch of a new online resource marks the bicentenary of the Luddite movement.
An erotic poem written by Frederick the Great has been discovered in Berlin. Is the Prussian king describing a liaison he had with the Italian philosopher Francesco Algarotti?
Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy has proved the enduring public fascination of spies and espionage, but just how important are secret services and what role have they played in history?
David Boyle talks about great voyages of discovery from the 1490s to the 1770s and the extent to which it is possible to tell the story from the point of view of those who were 'discovered'.
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