History Today

Few developments signal the sunset on a ‘Golden Age’ like the creep of nostalgia: when the combined Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus...

An exhibition at the Science Museum opens up a little-known aspect of Churchill’s wartime achievement.

The history of post-Risorgimento, post-Unification Italy has been much discussed, but relatively rarely has the history of the states...

A century ago, the Women’s Congress met with the aim of revolutionising a ravaged political landscape.

‘In wartime’, Churchill remarked to Stalin during the Tehran conference of November 1943, ‘truth is so precious...

The publishers call this elegantly designed collection of medical illustrations before the advent of colour photography, ‘beautifully gruesome’....

The increasing commercialisation of sites known for their gruesome and violent history raises troubling questions. But to ignore such events would be worse, argues Suzannah Lipscomb.

A tax on Britain's American colonies was introduced on March 22nd, 1765.

In this engrossing book, Mark Hailwood opens the doors on one of the least understood institutions in the history of British drinking. Charting...

Roger Hudson describes the bloody stalemate that followed the landing of Allied troops on the Turkish coast.

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