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The six titles on the shortlist for our annual book prize.
William (‘Willie’) Lamont (1934-2018) changed our understanding of religion and the civil war.
Without political power of her own, Fulvia wielded that of her husbands.
Every generation has its own Robin, adapted to fit the needs of the time.
The father of modern optics could not have succeeded had he not feigned madness.
The relationship between France, Germany and Britain is at the heart of the European story. Three historical figures embody it.
France’s elite police unit is being compared to the SS – not for the first time.
In one Italian hospital, an invented disease helped save hundreds from the occupying Nazis.
Founded to safeguard the world’s heritage, UNESCO’s status often threatens what it seeks to protect.