History Matters

Hospital or home birth has rarely been a simple choice.

The inventor of the saxotromba, saxhorn, saxtuba and saxophone was born on 6 November 1814.

A tale of mutiny, scandal, post-mortem celebrity and repeated body snatching in the 18th century.

The 17th century was not as violent and brutal as is often perceived. Though punishments could be harsh, they took place within a largely peaceful society.

Oral history breathes fresh life into a deadly battle of the Second World War.

Exploring the history of the Korean peninsula beyond the north-south divide.  

The division of migrants into those who are of benefit to British society and those who are not has a long history.

Was the new king of Sierra Leone poisoned on his return voyage from England?

4 October 1896 - 4 October 1964.

European powers sought to colonise the world. They could not do so without the support of indigenous peoples.