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By Richard Sugg
Posted 21st February 2017, 14:23
There is a long and international history of unusual burials. But should they be interpreted as fear of vampires, the supernatural and the living dead?
By Anna Jamieson
Posted 21st February 2017, 11:15
Bedlam was a constant in art and literature throughout the 18th century. In it, madness was otherworldly, bestial, pitiable and female – a mirror for concerns about society.
By Levi Roach
Posted 20th February 2017, 16:09
Looking beyond the usual rogues’ gallery of historical figures can help us to better understand the past.
By Neil Gregor
Posted 20th February 2017, 10:43
No historians are seriously suggesting that the Third Reich and the Trump administration are similar phenomena, but that does not mean comparative study of the two cannot shed light on two contrasting periods.
By Charlie Laderman
Posted 16th February 2017, 11:42
The 45th US President is caught in a constant rerun of the debates of the 1980s, argues Charlie Laderman.
By David Wootton
Posted 13th February 2017, 12:22
The rise of ‘the fact’ during the 17th century came at the expense of the power of authority. Could the digital age reverse how we decide what is true and what is not?
By Eleanor Parker
Posted 9th February 2017, 10:00
If you believe the neologism 'post-truth' describes a new phenomenon, think again. Geoffrey Chaucer diagnosed the problem at the end of the 14th century, as Eleanor Parker points out.
By Henry Jeffreys
Posted 8th February 2017, 12:04
Beyond a few ruins, there is very little to see from Britain's brief occupation of Sicily – but you can taste its legacy in marsala wine.
By Rhys Griffiths
Posted 2nd February 2017, 6:15
Communist Romania's biggest concession to the west's Dracula obsession.
By James Whitfield
Posted 1st February 2017, 12:43
The much-vaunted 'special relationship' between Britain and the United States obscures another history of rivalry and suspicion between the two allies.