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A plot, a rebellion and a triumph from the life of Thomas Cromwell.
Although not allowed to study at university, women in 18th-century England still found ways to join – and challenge – the scholarly world.
On 21 July 356 BC, the day Alexander the Great was said to have been born, the temple burned to the ground.
The military elite of the Muslim world was comprised of men who had been captured and forced into service. But to what extent were they subject to slavery?
During the Cold War, nearly a quarter of all the world’s nuclear testing took place in Kazakhstan, in secret. In 1986, a high-profile disaster in Ukraine changed that.
The Strait of Hormuz has become a fraught passage in the Tanker Wars between Iran and Iraq.
An admirable retelling of the traditional history of appeasement.
Is a biography of Chaucer impossible?
Archaeologists and historians are on the same side, despite what journalists say.
Empires have been part of human history for millennia. Are they, of necessity, a bad thing?