The Blog

By Taylor Downing

A new visitor centre places the work of Bletchley Park within the broad history of the Second World War.

By Dean Nicholas

A few pictures of our suitably historic new abode.

By Philippa Joseph

Philippa Joseph reviews an exhibition at the National Gallery, London.

By Dean Nicholas

A map of women's political rights around the world, from 1892 until the present day.

By Dean Nicholas

The Night of the Long Knives, postage history and more.

By Dean Nicholas

New project from The National Archives shows global scale of conflict.

By Paul Lay

Paul Lay reflects on the differences between his generation and that of his grandfather, who fought in the First World War.

By Dean Nicholas

Watch footage of the world's first jet airliner making its maiden trip.

By Mihir Bose

By Rob Murray

The Scottish patriot makes a surprising confession.

By Stephen Cooper

The visitor to Leeds this summer may be surprised to see the Black Prince sporting the Maillot Jaune, usually worn by the leader of the Tour de France. Fortunately, there is a simple explanation.

By Mark Ronan

The recently opened Sam Wanamaker Theatre marks an intriguing step forward in the revival of baroque opera, says Mark Ronan. 

By Charlotte Crow

The only surviving possession known to have belonged to the black Chartist leader, William Cuffay, has been discovered.

By Matthew Taylor

World Cup fever seems to have been with us since modern sport began. In Britain, it always hasn't been the case.