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Corot's Muse

Understanding the Past in the 21st Century

The ocean liner was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915.

Germany's last Führer walks free from Spandau prison.

Robert Watson-Watt's giant receiver.

An exhibition at the Science Museum opens up a little-known aspect of Churchill’s wartime achievement.

A review of the British Library's new exhibition.

To coincide with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Blu-Ray version of Claude Lanzmann’s monumental documentary Shoah has been released. 

Map of Gran Colombia, 1824.

Questions on the Risorgimento, Tutankhamun, Gran Colombia and the Western Roman Empire. 

Review of an exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, West Sussex.

Newsreel footage from Victoria's funeral on February 2nd, 1901. 

Geoffrey Parker talks to History Today editor Paul Lay about his distinguished career. 

Map depicting a simplified history of territorial acquisitions within the continental United States

Astronomy in ancient Greece, Henry Morton Stanley and the Gadsden Purchase. 

Images of the Norman castle, which was largely destroyed during the English Civil Wars. 

“United States, Showing the Relative Average Density of Existing Forests.” From Department of the Interior, Census Office,Sixteen Maps Accompanying Report On Forest Trees Of North America, By C.S. Sargent, 1884.

A round-up of some things we’ve enjoyed reading over the past week

'Man in Pink'

Despite its small size, the Royal Academy’s exhibition on Giovanni Battista Moroni is a blockbuster in the proper sense of the word.