History Today

Visiting sites of importance can connect us with history – and each other – in a way that echoes the power of medieval pilgrimage.

Crazy Horse and the allied leaders surrendered on 5 May 1877. 

‘Has this country gone mad?’, declaimed the Democratic politician Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Saturday Evening Post during May 1968. To...

In an age of renewed faction, a reminder of the power of friendship over politics. 

Ethel Smyth took on the forces of inequality, in both politics and culture, producing highly acclaimed works of music that are now all but forgotten.

Albania’s greatest military hero dedicated his life to fighting for his beleaguered homeland.

Portrait of Lettice Knollys c.1541-1634) by Sarah Essex, c.1825. Over Christmas 1569, one of the keepers at Bolton Castle – recently abandoned by a...

A new law exposes the problematic nature of Holocaust remembrance.

A master of the early Renaissance depicts the moment that Christians regard as the confirmation of Jesus’ divinity.

‘Blowing mutinous Sepoys from the guns’, India, 1858. (Courtesy Ann S. K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library) In 1963 the publican...