The castles of Scotland are tangible evidence of the country’s evolution from violent feudalism towards a more settled and centralised nation state. David C. Weinczok explores a land of hill forts, towerhouses and châteaux.
Hidden beneath a hill in Cholula, Mexico lies the largest pyramid ever built.
Though many writers, film-makers and other artists found it difficult to work in Fascist Italy, modernist architecture flourished under the less than watchful gaze of Mussolini. Jonathan Meades wonders why.
Roger Hudson describes how the ‘stiffest bridge in the world’ took shape following a railway disaster in 1897.
The church was consecrated on December 28th, 1065.
Behind the beautiful work of the ‘Father of Glasgow’ lay a deep and lasting love.
Roger Hudson details the rebuilding of the world’s first theme park in south London in 1853.
The monumental city of Persepolis was the pride of the Persian empire until its destruction by fire. Richard Stoneman revisits its builders, Darius and Xerxes, and their role in its construction.