The cross-dressing saga of the Queen of Lydia and the most formidable of Classical heroes.
Fought on 7 October 1571, the great sea battle between Christian Europe and the Ottoman Empire was seen as a pivotal moment in history. Have its consequences been exaggerated?
Who was Catherine Parr’s first husband? Who was the last Aztec ruler?
‘From an early age I couldn’t conceive of life without being an archaeologist.’
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, four experts consider the event’s global legacy.
An innocent woman resists two sexual predators, only to face a trial that reveals their guilt.
Who was the most photographed American of the 19th century? Can you identify Henry VII?
Are we living in a new age of puritanism? And how would we know if we were?
A lusty gathering of Roman deities ends in embarrassment.
We ask 20 questions of leading historians on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on historical drama …