History Today

Yemen’s Endless Wars

For more than a century, southern Arabia has seen waves of insurgency and conflict backed by competing foreign powers. 

A Feather in her Cap

A global trade in feathers, with London at its heart, saw hundreds of millions of birds killed every year. Emily Williamson waged a long and furious campaign against it.

Blow-by-Blow

The scorchingly honest assessments of the great and not-so-good that flowed from ‘Chips’ Channon’s poison pen.

A Tyrant goes on Trial

Charges were brought against Peter von Hagenbach at the ‘first international war crimes trial’, held on 9 May 1474.

Polling in a Pandemic

The general election of 1918 was a ‘cynical muddle’ held as influenza killed thousands across a country emerging from the First World War.