History Today

Making Massacre

A Dutch conspiracy trial in the Indonesian archipelago gave birth to a sadly enduring English word.

Why Study the Past?

History can teach, inspire, warn, include and exclude; its uses change to fit the present moment.

The Last Sikh Queen

The ambitious Sikh queen Jind Kaur faced division among her subjects and the might of the British Empire. 

The First Blind Medical Trials

Cures and treatments have always offered potential riches to their inventors. But how was one supposed to know what worked and what didn’t? 

First Among Equals

Few figures from the Age of Revolutions can match the achievements of Toussaint Louverture.