Roger Hudson examines a 1915 photograph of the medieval Cloth Hall in the Belgian city of Ypres following heavy German shelling.

Herbert Hoover is best known as the 31st president of the United States, a role in which he was much criticised. Glen S. Jeansonne reveals an earlier, more successful episode of extraordinary humanitarianism.

Alexander Lee shows that Belgium’s new king will have to learn the lessons of the past.

King Leopold II’s personal rule of the vast Congo Free State anticipated the horrors of the 20th century, argues Tim Stanley.

Philip Mansel recalls the creation of the kingdom of Belgium in 1831, in a successful act of co-operation between London, Paris and Brussels.

The city of Ghent in modern Belgium, birthplace of Charles V, is currently celebrating the 500th anniversary of his birth on February 24th, 1500.

An insight into how Belgium has used lottery funds to bring medieval status back to life.

A look into an ‘Army Museum’ in Brussels.

Attracting businesses for Brussels heritage exhibitions

Geoffrey Warner continues our series on Post-War Reconstruction.