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Westbound platform in the Mount Pleasant sorting office station

By Dean Nicholas

The little-known subterranean railway will open as part of the new Postal Museum. 

Engraving from a self-portrait, published in two of her works.

By Yvonne Seale

In the 18th century, when women in scholarship were not encouraged and medieval languages were little-studied even by men, Elizabeth Elstob become a pioneer in Anglo-Saxon studies, her work even finding its way into the hands of Thomas Jefferson.

By Maiken Umbach

Can we decontaminate Mein Kampf by ‘framing’ it in historical scholarship?

By Cormac Shine

Historians need to dispel the myths that have grown up around the Peace of Westphalia.

By History Today

A visual guide to some of the places History Today visits in our latest edition.

The ruins of Corfe Castle

By Marc Morris

One of King John's most detestable crimes has been surprisingly overlooked by historians.

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'Truth Presenting a Mirror to the Vanities', Dutch, c.1625

By Suzannah Lipscomb

The public expects historians to deliver authoritative accounts of the past, yet different conclusions can be drawn from the same sources.

Miniature depicting a funeral at the beginning of the Office of the Dead

By Diane Heath

What do pilgrim badges tell us about emotion in the Middle Ages?

By Susan Stewart

Evidence of make-up and beauty treatments reveal the daily nuances of Roman life.

The motto of the French republic on a church in Aups

By Martin Evans

Although it once represented the victory of anti-clerical republicanism, laïcité has come to mean something very different.

The Siege of the Bastille by Claude Cholat, 1789

By David Andress

David Andress provides a nuanced history of the French Revolution, which shows that its facts are anything but fixed.

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