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Although Peter Frankopan’s latest book is written as popular history, such was its scope that I approached the preface expecting an academic...

A three-month frost fair began on November 24th, 1715.

It is not easy to capture the wonder of the first controlled heavier-than-air flight, the stunned amazement of the onlookers, but David McCullough...

The civilisation that arose in the Indus valley around 5,000 years ago was only discovered in the early 20th century. Andrew Robinson looks at what we know about this extraordinary culture.

From Aristotle to El Alamein, via the Silk Road and Charlemagne's vast empire, ten leading historians tell us about the best books from 2015.

Seconded to central Africa following the outbreak of the Second World War, John Cadbury became a master of logistics in one of the world’s toughest environments, as David Birmingham reveals. 

Inspirational schoolmaster who became a leading scholar of 18th-century Europe.

A photograph taken during the Great Depression prompts Roger Hudson to re-evaluate Roosevelt’s New Deal.

The Byzantine emperor died on November 14th 565.

The struggle between King John and his barons turned into open warfare at Rochester Castle in 1215. Yet the story of how the fortress came to be besieged has not been fully understood, says Marc Morris.


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