History Today

On the Spot: Kristin Semmens

“One historical mystery I’d like to solve? Was there a written Führer Order for the ‘Final Solution’ that was never found? Unlikely, but I’d like to know.”

Robert the Bruce: Born To Be King?

Remembered today as a national hero, Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, had an upbringing which spanned Essex to Ulster. He was a hybrid king to the last.

Death of a Samurai Legend

Miyamoto Musashi was finally defeated on 13 June 1645, but it wasn’t a sword that laid the formidable samurai low.

Moving With the Times?

Approaching history through ideas – how people thought – is not the only method, but it is one that has stood the test of time.