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Diana and Actaeon, by Tiziano Vecellio (Titian), 1556-59, National Gallery and National Galleries of Scotland.

Ovid’s tale inspired one of the world’s greatest works of art.

Woman Reading 1606–69, Rembrandt. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

When was the Year of the Four Popes? Who were the Sacred Band of Thebes?

Fall of the Berlin Wall, November 1989. Wiki Commons.

What will future generations judge us most harshly for? Abandoning the rule that truth matters in public life.

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'Bring Out Your Dead': A street during the Great Plague in London, 1665, with a death cart and mourners. Wellcome Collection.

Can we learn from history about how diseases spread, and how we respond to them?

Interieur van de Tribuna van de Uffizi in Florence, anonymous, c. 1870 - c. 1890. Rijksmuseum.

‘History seems to have little influence on many of our rulers.’ 

Freja Seeking Her Husband, by Nils Blommér, 1852, Stockholm National Museum, Sweden. Nationalmuseum Stockholm/akg-images.

The Norse god who found a new immortality in the stage works of Richard Wagner.

Women bathing in Brighton, engraving by William Heath, 19th century. Courtesy Wellcome Images.

How long was the presidency of William Henry Harrison? Which country lasted only one day?

Nazi uniforms at the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. Wiki Commons / Richard Mortel.

The history of the Third Reich remains as popular as ever. Why?


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