Nigel Richardson discusses how European explorers in the 19th century began to solve the mystery of who the Maya were, and how they established their remarkable civilisation.
Posted Mon 15th April, 10:00 · Comments
Mayan mysteries, the fiction of imperialism and the man who predicted the Great War: a preview of our next issue
Posted Thu 11th April, 10:00 · Comments
Roland Quinault offers an appraisal of the Iron Lady's legacy.
Posted Wed 10th April, 15:59 · Comments
Images from the British Museum's new exhibition.
Posted Wed 10th April, 14:49 · Comments
The great conflagration, with Nero playing his lyre, as reimagined by Rob Murray.
Posted Tue 9th April, 10:24 · Comments
In this month's quiz we have a questions on everything from 'muckraking' journalists to the Gunpowder Plot.
Posted Thu 4th April, 10:08 · Comments
Alexander Lee finds a "lip-smacking smorgasbord of Tudor delights" in the work of William Shakespeare.
Posted Wed 3rd April, 09:20 · Comments
The winner of our caption comptetition from the January issue of History Today.
Posted Wed 3rd April, 08:31 · Comments
Christopher Winn recounts the famous sayings of the most oft-quoted of British heroes, Horatio Nelson.
Posted Tue 2nd April, 09:51 · Comments
Paul Lay reflects on a recent trip to Naples, the closest thing Europe has to a living, breathing medieval city.
Posted Thu 28th March, 10:25 · Comments
Our latest ebook explores the close relationship between music and history
Posted Wed 27th March, 09:48 · Comments
Artwork depicting the conflict, produced by a pair of English brothers.
Posted Tue 26th March, 12:25 · Comments
As Cyprus attempts to solve its debt problem by targeting private assets, Alexander Lee finds some ominous lessons in 15th-century Florence.
Posted Fri 22nd March, 11:51 · Comments
The discovery of 13 bodies in a London plague pit has helped to illuminate the murkier aspects of life in the 14th century, writes Alexander Lee.
Posted Wed 20th March, 09:37 · Comments
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