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Maxim Gorky

By History Today

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


By Paul Lay

The birth of comedy, medieval fatherhood and an American gangster's plot to assassinate Hermann Göring. 

Linda maestra!, by Goya

By Helen Carr

An exhibition at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

By Dean Nicholas

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

By Dean Nicholas

Germany's last Führer walks free from Spandau prison.

Bernardo O'Higgins

By History Today

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

By Dean Nicholas

The Crusades, dealing with Dönitz, killers at the Kremlin and the importance of a good night's sleep.

Robert Watson-Watt's giant receiver.

By Taylor Downing

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

Rodrigo Borgia

By History Today

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

By Dean Nicholas

The Living Goddesses of Nepal, war among the ruins and a secret history of African decolonisation.

By Kate Wiles

A review of the British Library's new exhibition.

By Jeffrey Richards

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)

By Colin Cruise

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

Map of Gran Colombia, 1824.

By History Today

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


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