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Who was the first and only prime minister to be assassinated? How many people were in the Council of Ten?
Human suffering is at the heart of Michelangelo’s masterpiece.
Four historians consider the harm caused by those who should have helped their political masters.
History has taught me that even ‘unreformable’ systems can be reformed or dismantled from within.
Despite a legion of suitors, the wife of Odysseus remains loyal to his memory.
Four historians consider whether the sudden collapse of the world economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will be followed by an equally dramatic resurgence.
What historical topic have I changed my mind on? The ‘greatness’ of Britain.
The Classical world in Venetian colours.
Which Pope refused Henry VIII’s annulment? When was income tax first levied in Britain?
Four historians consider what the past might tell us about everyday responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.