Cultural

The flapper continues to exert a powerful hold on our collective imagination. A symbol of decadence, ebullience and cynicism, she signifies at once...

Uzbekistan, from Silk Road to Soviet Union.

Patrick Baty has worked as a historic paint specialist on an impressive array of buildings and monuments, from Hampton Court Palace and Tower Bridge...

A celebrated image of the first Thanksgiving presents an idealised view of a troubled relationship.

There is beauty to be had from the smallest of objects. In the 18th century, tweezers, toothpicks and clippers became the signs of a polite, and beautiful, society.

Latin was used throughout the Roman Empire, but it shared space with a host of other languages and dialects, including Greek, Oscan and Etruscan, which give us a unique perspective on the ancient world.

It is tempting to adopt a black-and-white view of the past, but history is complex and should be judged on its own merits.

From Elizabethan laws to modern food campaigns: the long history of Britain's patriotic consumers.

The Azeri magazine that told it like it was. 

New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place.