Alonzo Hamby considers Harry Truman's First World War experiences and explores the dilemmas that influenced his decision to drop atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The German historian Reimer Hansen chronicles the last days of the Nazi regime and shows how the detailed response to the Allied demands had a critical impact on the shape of post-war Europe.
Dymphna Byrne explores two magnificent museums situated in Durham.
Roy Porter looks into medicine in Georgian England where sufferers from the 'Glimmering of the Gizzard' the 'Quavering of the Kidneys' and the 'Wambling Trot' could choose their cures from a cornucopia of remedies.
How an all-American celebration evolved from the pre-Lent carnivals of the Old World.
Eight historians discuss a subject which has strong claims to be regarded as the oldest form of history.
Anne Roberts explores the incidence of plague in England from 1348 to 1679.