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A new book presents an account of Charlemagne, year by year, without hindsight.
Potosí’s fame came not only from its wealth, but also its notoriety for appalling working conditions.
A dish which arrived with the Gold Rush, spread with the railway and endured prohibition was Chinese by origin, but claimed by America.
Latin America conjures up images of constant political turmoil, powered by endless revolutions. But this is misleading.
Our latest podcast looks at the rise and fall of the House of York in 1483.
History tells us that, in order to prosper, civilisations must embrace change.
The largest of Pompeii's legalised Lupanars is the only surviving ‘purpose-built’ Roman brothel.
On 8 October 1856, a British flagged Chinese vessel was seized and the Second Opium War began.
In the Victorian countryside, what did going to church on Sundays actually mean?
Who – or what – was Martha? What was founded by Octavia Hill in 1895?