A puritan translation of an Epicurean masterpiece fell victim to the pieties of its time.
A unique chronicle of a perilous journey reminds us of the need to reach beyond the horizon.
Whatever Henry II may have wished, we will never be rid of Thomas Becket.
When people are returned to the historical record, they regain their humanity.
A classic work of history, now 20 years old, reminds us of the power of continuing education for all.
A great European novel says much about its age of crisis – and ours.
Oliver Cromwell’s desire to bring about the readmission of Jews to England was met with prejudice and opposition. But he succeeded, with help from powerful friends.
Those who kept a diary in 2020 have provided a service to posterity.
If Covid-19 has taught us anything it is that the West – and that includes its historians – must expand its horizons.
In the 70 years since History Today was launched, the way we engage with the past has changed, often for the better. But challenges remain.