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The outbreak of the First World War, the day Washington burned and the secret history of the Panama Canal.


Posted Tue 15th July, 11:52 · Comments

The visitor to Leeds this summer may be surprised to see the Black Prince sporting the Maillot Jaune, usually worn by the leader of the Tour de France. Fortunately, there is a simple explanation.


Posted Mon 14th July, 10:54 · Comments

Pictures of London's bridges, old and new.


Posted Thu 10th July, 12:28 · Comments

This month's quiz includes questions on the Ottoman Empire, the Klondike Gold Rush and the Seven Years' War.


Posted Thu 3rd July, 11:45 · Comments

The recently opened Sam Wanamaker Theatre marks an intriguing step forward in the revival of baroque opera, says Mark Ronan. 


Posted Tue 1st July, 11:05 · Comments

One of the world's most famous bridges turns 120 years old this week. But its distinctive design almost didn't come to pass.


Posted Mon 30th June, 09:03 · Comments

Onyeka joins us to introduce a number of aspiring Africans who made an impact on Georgian society during the 18th century.


Posted Fri 27th June, 10:09 · Comments

The time travellers find themselves backstage at the Globe Theatre.


Posted Fri 27th June, 09:56 · Comments

The only surviving possession known to have belonged to the black Chartist leader, William Cuffay, has been discovered.


Posted Tue 24th June, 10:55 · Comments

World Cup fever seems to have been with us since modern sport began. In Britain, it always hasn't been the case.


Posted Tue 17th June, 15:43 · Comments

Harnessing Magna Carta to 'British values' is bad history and bad politics, says Nigel Saul.


Posted Mon 16th June, 11:29 · Comments

West Germany take home the trophy for the first time.


Posted Mon 16th June, 09:40 · Comments

Christina Lee reviews an exhibition at the British Library.


Posted Thu 12th June, 14:14 · Comments

This month's quiz includes questions on the real Lady Macbeth, the Quadruple Alliance and the World Cup.


Posted Thu 12th June, 13:36 · Comments

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