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.
What took ten years in Poland took ten days in Czechoslovakia. But, as some Czechs would discover, not all revolutions are equal.
But for one turning point, Ermengarde, Viscountesse of Narbonne, might be as well known as Eleanor of Aquitaine.
In the 18th century, celebrity culture helped make the British Empire seem both a part of everyday life and a place of fantasy.
Overshadowed between two dramatic missions, the success of Apollo 12 was vital to the continuing space project.
In the 18th century, Europeans in the tropics found themselves beset by an array of unpleasant afflictions. They blamed black women, the climate and the strength of their own masculinity.
The fall of the Berlin Wall was as much about beginnings as it was about endings. Out of the rubble came a new hope: techno music.