A warning is ignored and a city falls in El Greco’s lurid depiction.
In January 1871 Bismarck declared the German nation united. Following a tragic 20th century, Germany reunified once more in 1990. Four historians offer their perspectives on both events.
‘I’d like to meet the 16th-century Leo Africanus’
Six historians share the books they’ve enjoyed this year.
A 17th-century depiction of Joseph and Jesus marks a shift in the status of the nuclear family.
We ask four historians to consider the reputation of Henry II’s Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered 850 years ago this month.
A selection of our favourite articles from the past year.
‘History unfolds in discernible but unpredictable patterns.’
We ask four historians whether the great advances of the Renaissance were extended to women.
‘As we grow older, we often learn that we have misunderstood our parents and grandparents.’