A symbol of female power in an age of patriarchy became a tool of propaganda for two prominent queens.
The image of Roman Bath was the creation of 18th- and 19th-century archaeologists. Only now are new perspectives revealing a more complex and accurate history of the city.
Defending their homelands, Native American chiefs fought violently with European colonists. But when conducting diplomacy in the city, they drank tea, went to the theatre and dressed for the occasion.
Wedged between Russia, Prussia and Austria, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth faced extinction in the 18th century.
Illustrated picture books in Victorian England reached new aesthetic heights. But was it always for the benefit of the children?
The medieval approach to emergency planning may offer lessons for the 21st century.
In uniting the peoples of Wessex and Mercia, the celebrated king left an ideological legacy of lasting importance.
For wealthy tourists travelling to the Middle East in the 19th century, the services of a dragoman were an essential purchase. Yet the often difficult lives of these local agents and guides remain elusive.
Robert Burton’s encyclopedic curiosity The Anatomy of Melancholy continues to offer remarkable insights into mental health.
The moral authority Britain gained during the First World War was undermined by the behaviour of the Crown Forces during the Irish War of Independence.