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By Dean Nicholas

How well do you know the Great War?

By Dean Nicholas

New project from The National Archives shows global scale of conflict.

By Dean Nicholas

This week's additions to the History Today archive.

By Paul Lay

Paul Lay reflects on the differences between his generation and that of his grandfather, who fought in the First World War.

By Dean Nicholas

Watch footage of the world's first jet airliner making its maiden trip.

By Mihir Bose

By Rob Murray

The Scottish patriot makes a surprising confession.

By Stephen Cooper

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.

By Dean Nicholas

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

By Mark Ronan

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

By Dean Nicholas

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

By Charlotte Crow

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

By Matthew Taylor

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

By Nigel Saul

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

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