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First sighted in 1820, for much of human history Antarctica has been an abstract idea.
Behind the dominating presence of Frankenstein, the richness of Mary Shelley’s life is in danger of being lost.
Seemingly inconsequential, dedicating books to royalty was a vital part of Tudor publishing.
Wendell Phillips is not remembered fondly in Yemen.
Why is it so easy to forget an unsavoury aspect of Britain’s recent past?
Women had few powers in Ancient Greece – except in death.
The peoples of Germany's African colonies recovered from the conflict against all the odds.
‘We have not kept our women individually under control, we now dread them collectively’, said Cato the Elder, as women took to the streets to protest unfair laws.
The first royal divorce scandal in European history pioneered a new kind of crisis.
Uzbekistan, from Silk Road to Soviet Union.