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Understanding the Past in the 21st Century

Maxim Gorky

This month's quiz has questions on the First Crusade, Maxim Gorky and the Schnaebelé Affair. 


Linda maestra!, by Goya

An exhibition at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

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

Germany's last Führer walks free from Spandau prison.

Bernardo O'Higgins

The Cuban embargo, Chinese dynasties, the Peace of Westphalia, the 'Scramble for Africa' and more.

Robert Watson-Watt's giant receiver.

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

Rodrigo Borgia

This month we have questions on Rodrigo Borgia, presidential impeachments, Anne Boleyn, Sir Lancelot and more. 

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. 

The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888)

A review of Victorian Obsessions, an exhibition at Leighton House Museum, London.

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.