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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. 

By Paul Lay

Georgian shopping, Waterloo, Anglo-Saxon classrooms and the Sons of Mars.

By Martin Evans

Review of an exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, West Sussex.

By Dean Nicholas

Newsreel footage from Victoria's funeral on February 2nd, 1901. 

By History Today

Geoffrey Parker talks to History Today editor Paul Lay about his distinguished career. 

Map depicting a simplified history of territorial acquisitions within the continental United States

By Dean Nicholas

Astronomy in ancient Greece, Henry Morton Stanley and the Gadsden Purchase. 

By Dean Nicholas

Images of the Norman castle, which was largely destroyed during the English Civil Wars. 

By Paul Lay

Oswald Mosley, the siege of Corfe Castle, highway-women and more. 

“United States, Showing the Relative Average Density of Existing Forests.” From Department of the Interior, Census Office,Sixteen Maps Accompanying Report On Forest Trees Of North America, By C.S. Sargent, 1884.

By Rhys Griffiths

A round-up of some things we’ve enjoyed reading over the past week



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