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Archive fever among scholars is a poetic if dangerous phenomenon: time spent hunched over disintegrating manuscripts breathing in the occasionally...

The world might be forgiven for rolling its eyes at the prospect of another book on Shakespeare. Does Shakespeare in London, the latest...

Henry Stewart wed Mary on July 29th 1565.

High-minded allegations of prurience should not stop historians from examining the intimate lives of people in the past.

John Ruskin anathematised the painter J.M.W.Turner as having ‘lived in imagination in ancient Carthage, lived practically in modern Margate …...

Many of the world’s languages derive from a single source. Harry Ritchie tells the story of Proto-Indo-European.

We tend to think of the early modern city as one beset by foul, dangerous air and dank odours. Yet it also inspired a golden age of perfumery, explains William Tullett. 

From luxury liners to troopships: Roland Quinault examines the close relationship between the Cunard line and Winston Churchill.

The momentous final days of the French revolutionary are well documented. Yet, argues Colin Jones, many of the established ‘facts’ are myths that do not stand up to scrutiny.

Roger Hudson details the tense situation leading up to the evacuation of British troops from Aden in 1967.



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