The Blog

If one is looking for a single definitive cause for Europe’s collective decision to fight in 1914, the only certainty is disappointment, argues Sam Fowles.

Vanessa Harding looks at a valuable if often overlooked online resource for historical research.

Some of our most popular articles from the past year.

A short video about an artwork at Kensington Palace, London.

The editor offers a brief introduction to the new-look History Today

An early Christmas gift for history fans.

After much debate, the shortlist for this year's book prize has been decided.

Alexander Graham Bell receives a surprising message whilst making the first telephone call.

Paul Lay salutes a new perspective on Britain’s involvement in the Napoleonic Wars.

From Gagarin to Armstrong and crew, the milestones in the race for supremacy in space.

Our readers name some of their favoured books from the past 12 months.

Allan Mallinson joins us to discuss a 'lost' memo penned by Winston Churchill in 1911 concerning the prospect of a European war.

Footage of the wedding of the future Queen Elizabeth II to Philip Mountbatten, on November 20th 1947.

Jerry White discusses the housing crisis that afflicted London during the First World War, one that had a profound affect on living conditions in the capital.