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Hostile environment: ‘Furthest South’, September 1915 by Frank Hurley © Royal Geographical Society/Getty Images

The Southern Ocean was the last quadrant of the globe to be ‘discovered’ by Europeans.

Saint of female learning: Catherine of Alexandria, by Onorio Marinari, c.1670 © Wallace Collection, London/Bridgeman Images

We should take more notice of the work of those once despised and disregarded.

A scene of feasting, c.1594, Ottoman Empire © Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas/Bridgeman Images

A celebrated dish of the Ottoman Empire that spread far and wide.

Augusta and Adeline Van Buren, pictured in the New-York Tribune, March 18, 1917. Library of Congress.

Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrived in Los Angeles on 8 September 1916 

Ernest Bevin as Foreign Secretary, August 1945 © Popperfoto/Getty Images

A remarkable political career suggests that social mobility is of benefit to us all.

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Roger Moorhouse

Which moment would I most like to go back to? Berlin at the end of the First World War.

Ben Jones

Public monuments have become sites of historical conflict, revealing bitter divisions over interpretations of the past.

William Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook. Caricature by Paolo Garretto for The Graphic, 3 March 1928 © Illustrated London News/Mary Evans Picture Library

Beaverbrook’s radical vision and prominent platform gave him enormous political sway.

Detail from the Dantan family tomb, sculpture by Antoine Laurent Dantan, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. Glenn Harper/Alamy

Catacombs, cemeteries and the dead as a revolutionary force.