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By Paul Lay

Paul Lay reports on the British Museum's latest exhibition.

By Paul Lay

Paul Lay recounts a trip to the site of Treblinka.

By Dean Nicholas

The German airship completes its first transatlantic voyage.

By Dean Nicholas

Newsreel footage of the moment the king of Yugoslavia was shot dead in Marseille on October 9th, 1934.

By Paul Lay

Charles Emmerson discusses Russia on the eve of the First World War and argues that, had it not been for the conflict, the country's fortunes would have taken a different turn.

By Dean Nicholas

Newsreel footage of Russia in the years before the First World War.

By Paul Lay

Despite his relative importance, Oliver Cromwell is rarely discussed outside of academic circles. It wasn't always so, argues Paul Lay.

By Rob Murray

The latest in Rob Murray's series of Alternative History cartoons.

By James Arnold

The strange fate of the composer André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s heart following his death.

By Dean Nicholas

An interactive infographic on the history of the train.

By Paul Lay

History Today editor Paul Lay considers the finest history books of the first half of 2013.

By Paul Lay

Paul Lay on the rise of 'big history'.

By Rob Murray

An alternative history cartoon by Rob Murray.

By Alexander Lee

Alexander Lee shows that Belgium’s new king will have to learn the lessons of the past.