The famous Second World War operation took place on May 16th-17th, 1943.
Posted Thu 16th May, 11:12 · Comments
Edwardian social media, a sexual scandal in the Dutch East Indies and why the British don't eat horsemeat: a preview of our June issue.
Posted Thu 16th May, 09:20 · Comments
Paul Lay on the winners of the annual history prize, awarded to books that interest and engage both professional and lay historian.
Posted Wed 15th May, 09:00 · Comments
In this video slideshow, Guy Atkins introduces the Edwardian postcard, which, with its brevity and speed of reply, was the social media of its day.
Posted Tue 14th May, 09:10 · Comments
The adventures of Johnson and Boswell through history: the first of a new cartoon series for History Today.
Posted Thu 9th May, 09:31 · Comments
This month's quiz takes in Margaret Thatcher's political career, the origins of the mechanical clock and cricketing Prime Ministers.
Posted Thu 9th May, 08:55 · Comments
The indespensible guide to Britain's architectural heritage is now available as an app for iPhone and iPad.
Posted Wed 8th May, 10:15 · Comments
The founding of the great city by the Dutch, and other New York firsts.
Posted Tue 7th May, 09:39 · Comments
The question of how to engage students in the classroom has been going on for years, finds Paul Lay.
Posted Thu 2nd May, 11:17 · Comments
Newsreel footage from the day prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh nationalised his country's oil.
Posted Thu 2nd May, 09:57 · Comments
Hugh Fraser looks at one of Russia's more memorable female protestors, Maria Spiridonova.
Posted Tue 30th April, 09:04 · Comments
George Washington's famous crossing of the Delaware River is ruined by health and safety restrictions in this cartoon by Rob Murray.
Posted Fri 26th April, 10:28 · Comments
Paul Reynolds discusses the life of Jan Bloch who, in 1901, foresaw the likely carnage that would be the outcome of a war in Europe.
Posted Mon 22nd April, 09:20 · Comments
Our May issue is out now for the iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablets, alongside Blackberry devices and Windows Surface.
Posted Tue 16th April, 15:03 · Comments
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