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The most powerful family of Florence and the most powerful man in the world offer a new solution to one of the most notorious crimes of the age.
A Victorian doctor offering to cure female ‘lunacy’ came under fire for his scandalous new operation: female genital mutilation.
On 1 January 1933, Germany was a democracy with a range of political parties. By the end of the year its parliament was a rubber stamp for Adolf Hitler’s will.
Three lives from Britain’s 18th-century global empire speak of collaboration, resistance and ambivalence.
Science and superstition collided when an apocalypse was predicted to strike the United States in December 1919.
An Indigenous rebellion in colonial Argentina foreshadowed later risings – and resonates to this day.
In the stomach, the mind, or the brain – migraine’s causes and remedies have been debated for 2,000 years.
A squalid incident in Tipperary set the tone for a bitter conflict.
A selection of our favourite articles from the past year.
A French medieval historian, who served his country in both world wars, helped pioneer a new approach to history in between them.