History Today

There are several ways of writing the history of a place. There is the personal approach, in which history is interspersed with experiences and...

Mikhail Gorbachev’s Perestroika triggered an outpouring of resentment across the USSR. In 1986, young Kazakhs made their voices heard, but the Soviet regime was not ready to listen.

Britain was neither the first country, nor the last, to give women the vote. It was one part of a global movement.

Female volunteers such as Marie Schmolka played a decisive role in the collaborative project to rescue beleaguered Jewish children.

‘People can surprise you. They often don’t fit into the categories we impose on them.’

In recent decades there have been so many intellectual turns (global, emotional, material, performative) that it becomes difficult to think about...

A previously unnamed slave in Catherine of Aragon’s bedchamber may have known the answer to one of history’s greatest questions.

For 200 years, the House of Commons Library has guided politicians and policy.

With biographies of all the big-name poets of the Great War (with the exception of Wilfred Owen) to her name, Jean Moorcroft Wilson has established...

The long, often troubled relationship between Britain and India has led to some extraordinary cross-cultural innovations in cuisine.