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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. 

“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 History Today

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

By Dean Nicholas

All the winners from our annual event. 

'Man in Pink'

By Piers Baker-Bates

Despite its small size, the Royal Academy’s exhibition on Giovanni Battista Moroni is a blockbuster in the proper sense of the word.

By Dean Nicholas

A collection of the most popular and interesting things we've published over the past 12 months.

Presepe (nativity scenes) in the Via San Gregorio Armeno

By History Today

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

By Ruth Kinna

Ruth Kinna reviews an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

 Major telegraph lines across the Earth in 1891

By History Today

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

By History Today

The shortlist for our annual award has been revealed.

By Dean Nicholas

Bearded presidents, a king in battle, Prairie architecture and more

By Dean Nicholas

Newsreel footage documenting the end of Prohibition in the United States.

Part of the Analytical Engine on display, in 1843, left of centre in this engraving of the King George III Museum

By Dean Nicholas

A new look for History Today's online presence.

By Taylor Downing

A new visitor centre places the work of Bletchley Park within the broad history of the Second World War.