A cutting from the Daily News, December 11th, 1926, showing how Agatha Christie may have disguised herself after her disappearances

By History Today

This month we have questions on Agatha Christie, Macbeth, Central American revolutionaries, and a mutt-loving monarch.

By David Kearns

Advocates of civil liberties often privilege issues of morality over the need for a government to keep its people safe. Yet the early modern pre-occupation with security remains embedded in western states.

Bookish child: 'The Young Cicero Reading', fresco by Vincenzo Foppa, c.1464.

By Suzannah Lipscomb

There should be no contradiction in constructing a history curriculum that incorporates both Britain’s ‘national memory’ and its many diversities, argues Suzannah Lipscomb.  

By History Today

In this episode we discuss Tantric Buddhism. Also: King John and the siege of Rochester.

Simon Schama presenting 'Faces of Britain'.

By James Snell

Historical television retains tremendous power, potency, and great potential for educating and entertaining millions.

Basalt bust of Germanicus. Probably made in Egypt. Roman, c. AD 14-20

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By Richard Cavendish

A three-month frost fair began on November 24th, 1715.

Going, going, gone: 'The March of Bricks and Mortar', by George Cruikshank, 1829.

By Raymond Smith

What was the original purpose of an idea now threatened by a dire need for housing?

The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

By Matthew Nicholls

New publications and recent developments in the field.

Terracotta figure with a headdress of flowers, rings and a belt, c.3000 BC.

By Andrew Robinson

The civilisation that arose in the Indus valley around 5,000 years ago was only discovered in the early 20th century. Andrew Robinson looks at what we know about this extraordinary culture.

Printing shop, 1632.

By History Today

From Aristotle to El Alamein, via the Silk Road and Charlemagne's vast empire, ten leading historians tell us about the best books from 2015.