History Today

Take me to the Church

The medieval parish church was the meeting point of many different things, both sacred and secular.

Hercules and Omphale

The cross-dressing saga of the Queen of Lydia and the most formidable of Classical heroes.

Battle of Hastings

After the death of Harold on 14 October 1066, Edgar Ætheling’s claim to the throne gained support.

A Philosophy of Falcons

Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, was obsessed with falconry. This led him to write a truly revolutionary book on the subject.

Women at War

How did women experience warfare in early medieval Britain?

Fishing for the Facts

E.H. Carr’s belief that the histories we get depend on the questions we ask is more relevant than ever. 

How Important was the Battle of Lepanto?

Fought on 7 October 1571, the great sea battle between Christian Europe and the Ottoman Empire was seen as a pivotal moment in history. Have its consequences been exaggerated?