The Blog

By Dean Nicholas

In this video slideshow, Guy Atkins introduces the Edwardian postcard, which, with its brevity and speed of reply, was the social media of its day.

By Adrian Teal

The adventures of Johnson and Boswell through history: the first of a new cartoon series for History Today.

By Dean Nicholas

The indespensible guide to Britain's architectural heritage is now available as an app for iPhone and iPad.

By Christopher Winn

The founding of the great city by the Dutch, and other New York firsts.

By Paul Lay

The question of how to engage students in the classroom has been going on for years, finds Paul Lay.

By Dean Nicholas

Newsreel footage from the day prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh nationalised his country's oil.

By Hugh Fraser

Hugh Fraser looks at one of Russia's more memorable female protestors, Maria Spiridonova.

By Rob Murray

George Washington's famous crossing of the Delaware River is ruined by health and safety restrictions in this cartoon by Rob Murray.

By Paul Lay

Paul Reynolds discusses the life of Jan Bloch who, in 1901, foresaw the likely carnage that would be the outcome of a war in Europe.

By Dean Nicholas

Our May issue is out now for the iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablets, alongside Blackberry devices and Windows Surface.

By Roland Quinault

Roland Quinault offers an appraisal of the Iron Lady's legacy.

By Rob Murray

The great conflagration, with Nero playing his lyre, as reimagined by Rob Murray.

By Alexander Lee

Alexander Lee finds a "lip-smacking smorgasbord of Tudor delights" in the work of William Shakespeare.

By Christopher Winn

Christopher Winn recounts the famous sayings of the most oft-quoted of British heroes, Horatio Nelson.