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By Paul Lay
Published 28 March 2013
Paul Lay reflects on a recent trip to Naples, the closest thing Europe has to a living, breathing medieval city.
By Alexander Lee
Published 22 March 2013
As Cyprus attempts to solve its debt problem by targeting private assets, Alexander Lee finds some ominous lessons in 15th-century Florence.
Published 20 March 2013
The discovery of 13 bodies in a London plague pit has helped to illuminate the murkier aspects of life in the 14th century, writes Alexander Lee.
Published 15 March 2013
Following the surprisingly quick election of the first non-European pope in a millennium, Alexander Lee recalls some of the more controversial papal conclaves
By Rob Murray
Published 14 March 2013
A topical take on the last Plantagent ruler in this cartoon by Rob Murray.
By Christopher Winn
Christopher Winn looks at the history of London Bridge, whose most recent incarnation opened in March 1973.
Published 11 March 2013
Thomas DuBois discusses how the coming 'Asian century' might not be so different from the global order of the 19th century.
Published 7 March 2013
Paul Lay on the close relationship between music and history.
By Richard Huzzey
Published 1 March 2013
New documents released this week reveal the extent to which Britain benefited financially from the slave trade.
By Dean Nicholas
Published 27 February 2013
Newsreel footage shows the aftermath of the fire that burned through Germany's Reichstag on February 27th, 1933.
In this episode, Marc Morris argues that, contrary to received wisdom, the Normans did not enslave England's Anglo-Saxon population, but were in fact their liberators.
Published 22 February 2013
Neil Armstrong gets a surprise when he lands on the surface of the moon in this cartoon by Rob Murray.
Published 19 February 2013
Clips from some of the many cinematic adaptations of the enigmatic folk hero Robin Hood.
Published 14 February 2013
The 1933 attempt to break Charles Lindbergh's non-stop distance record ended in tragedy.