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Which presidents are depicted on Mount Rushmore? Who apologised for dying?
In an age when nationalism is on the rise, the role of the historian becomes ever more valuable – and controversial.
In this podcast, Simon Heffer reflects on the year 1916, as conscription was introduced and the Battle of the Somme claimed huge casualties.
A scene of ancient Arcadian bliss which hints at the coming of modernity.
My favourite archive? The India Office archives at the British Library.
Folklore continued to be an active and potent force in 19th century Britain.
What’s the most important lesson history has taught me? That we learn nothing from it.
Our latest podcast looks at the rise and fall of the House of York in 1483.
Who – or what – was Martha? What was founded by Octavia Hill in 1895?
Rome’s First Citizen brings peace to its territories.