History Today

The ancient rune-like writing system is carved into stones across Ireland.

New discoveries about Winchester Cathedral provide insights into the relationships between a prominent churchman and his Tudor kings.

Dorothy Thompson was both a remarkable person and an influential historian of Chartism. This collection of her essays – some minor, some more...

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson passed her medical exams on September 28th 1865.

One sometimes forgotten admirer of both the Venetian and British empires was Adolf Hitler. The Führer frequently lauded each as having found the...

Christians in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages were worried about what would happen when they died. Would they go straight to heaven or down to...

Mihir Bose challenges the perception of Winston Churchill as a demi-god who was essential to Britain's war effort.

The German physicist Max Planck published a ground-breaking paper in 1900 on thermal radiation and ‘unknowingly sparked the quantum revolution’....

Peter Schröder highlights key publications on Germany’s contribution to the history of ideas from the Enlightenment to the present day.

On the 500th anniversary of Henry V’s victory, British troops were once more struggling against overwhelming odds in northern France. Stephen Cooper looks at how Britons of the Great War found inspiration in the events of St Crispin’s Day, 1415.



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