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Marrying the sister of a deceased wife was illegal in Victorian England.
‘Socialism with a human face’ came head to head with the realities of Soviet communism.
There is nothing new about uncrewed aircraft.
One of the world's poorest countries, for much of its history Nepal has been hidden from the world.
The seemingly insignificant objects of our daily lives are vital tools to understanding our past.
It is tempting to try to understand events such as Brexit through historical analogies, but how useful are these comparisons?
The 16th century was a time of crisis and change for Portugal’s empire.
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.