Volume 68 Issue 3 March 2018
The man who conspired to kill Julius Caesar was not quite the friend to Romans and countrymen that his legendary status suggests.
Henri Pirenne transformed the way historians think about the end of the Classical world and the beginning of the Middle Ages.
During the Second World War, Britain, the US and the Soviet Union worked together in oil-rich Iran. But cooperation was to degenerate into suspicion and hostility.
In the fashionable female circles of 18th-century Paris, a physician who recommended fresh air, exercise and looser corsets became a celebrated figure.
The myths that surround the ultimately tragic rule of Charles I mask the realities of a courageous and uxorious king who fell foul of a bitter struggle between two sides of English Protestantism.
Paleontologist and fossil hunter Mary Anning was born on 21 May 1799.
One of the world's poorest countries, for much of its history Nepal has been hidden from the world.
The seemingly insignificant objects of our daily lives are vital tools to understanding our past.
It is tempting to try to understand events such as Brexit through historical analogies, but how useful are these comparisons?
The 16th century was a time of crisis and change for Portugal’s empire.
Behind the dominating presence of Frankenstein, the richness of Mary Shelley’s life is in danger of being lost.
The historian on her love for Mary Wollstonecraft, Locke’s manuscripts and why you should wash your hands.
A historical landscape is impossible to recover, but we can still feel its power.
The landmarks of Victorian London, painted onto a fashionable leather glove.
The French emperor was a hero to the composer, inspiring a revolutionary symphony. But disillusionment was soon to follow.