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The Archive

Welcome to the History Today archive, which contains everything we've published since the magazine was founded in 1951, along with articles published in our student-focused title History Review.

How to access the archive

You can read everything in the archive by purchasing a print & online archive subscriptiononline access or institutional access.

Below are a few article from some of our most popular subjects. You can also browse through different topics, or through back issues, by using the links at the bottom of this page. You can also browse by author.

Roman Empire


Second World War


French Revolution

The Crusades

The Tudors