History Today

‘What is the most common misconception about my field? That it is ‘great man’ history.’

Medieval women wielded spiritual and political power in subtly effective ways.

Newspapers’ sensational coverage has changed very little in the 130 years since the Ripper first struck. 

In the 1950s, the nation gathered beside the wireless to enjoy Take It From Here , the BBC Home Service comedy about Ron Glum and his...

The British public are obsessed with the First World War, but know little about how it was brought to an end.

Sweets made of ice or snow have been with us for millennia, evolving slowly into the modern chilly treat.

The shortest war in history began (and ended) on 27 August 1896.

Detail from the song sheet of Ethyl Smyth’s The March of the Women, by Margaret Morris (1911). One hundred years after some women in Britain won the...

The wait for the outcome of the Munich Conference and the looming spectre of another war hung over Britain in 1938. Its impact was deeply felt.

A contemporary of Hitler, Franco and Mussolini, Salazar is remembered by some of his compatriots as the greatest figure in the nation’s history. Why?