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This episode takes us back to 1853 and the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry’s fleet of ships into Edo Bay.
Despite recent claims, the Voynich Manuscript remains one of history’s biggest mysteries.
The wife of the Mughal Emperor died in 1631.
Events in the Baltic States at the end of the First World War had serious long-term consequences.
If tensions between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf lead to war, it will not be the first time.
Continental Australia has a surprising history of South Asian immigration.
The by-elections of 1938 are part of the long history of Independent Progressives in British politics.
A deceived god has a creative outburst.
‘What will future generations judge us most harshly for? Losing the Second Cold War to China.’
Despite his influence on the likes of Charles Darwin, the 18th-century ‘parson-naturalist’ is sorely underrated.