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The First World War offered new opportunities for enterprising female doctors.
Coffeehouses and coffee were not as closely related as one might think.
Attempts by the US and French governments to buy favourable coverage in British newspapers proved a costly failure.
A lively, privileged group of young intellectuals grew ever more alarmed by the crises that struck Britain in the mid-1740s.
A momentous change in the status of women began in the 1950s.
The uneasy balance between rulers and counsellors has been a feature of British politics for centuries.
What the Easter 1920 riots in Jerusalem revealed about British rule in Palestine.
How Worcestershire sauce changed the way we look at medieval manuscripts.
How Chinese porcelain became a worldwide sensation, changing tastes and the global economy.
The long and complicated history of why there are 360 degrees in a circle.