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By Dean Nicholas

An early Christmas gift for history fans.

By Paul Lay

After much debate, the shortlist for this year's book prize has been decided.

By Rob Murray

Alexander Graham Bell receives a surprising message whilst making the first telephone call.

By Paul Lay

Paul Lay salutes a new perspective on Britain’s involvement in the Napoleonic Wars.

By Dean Nicholas

From Gagarin to Armstrong and crew, the milestones in the race for supremacy in space.

By Dean Nicholas

Our readers name some of their favoured books from the past 12 months.

By Paul Lay

Allan Mallinson joins us to discuss a 'lost' memo penned by Winston Churchill in 1911 concerning the prospect of a European war.

By Dean Nicholas

Footage of the wedding of the future Queen Elizabeth II to Philip Mountbatten, on November 20th 1947.

By Charlotte Crow

Jerry White discusses the housing crisis that afflicted London during the First World War, one that had a profound affect on living conditions in the capital.

By Daisy Dunn

Daisy Dunn reviews an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

By Richard Sugg

While vampires are not real, history shows that the fear of them is, as Richard Sugg demonstrates.

By Paul Lay

The 70th anniversary of VE Day in 2015 could be the last marked by those who fought for it, says Paul Lay.

By Dean Nicholas

An infographic showing the history of tall buildings.

By Paul Lay

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