In his latest article about today’s historians, Daniel Snowman meets the creator of some of the finest TV history programmes, including Auschwitz, currently being shown on BBC2.
Volume 55 Issue 2 February 2005
Rhoads Murphey reflects on a thousand years of Turkic cultural development.
Judy Urquhart recalls a forgotten use of Colditz Castle after the end of the Second World War – as a prison for German aristocrats.
Julie Rugg reports on recent research done into official attitudes towards burial during the Blitz.
Tamerlane, or Timur, one of history's most brutal butchers, died on 18 February 1405.
Bernhard Rieger considers how luxury liners became icons of modernity and national pride in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Helen Rappaport on Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale and the Post-Crimean War reputation of the woman recently voted ‘greatest black Briton’: Mary Seacole.
The meetings of the Imperial Diet of the Holy Roman Empire were held on 2 February 1555.
Britain's new Prime Minister took office on February 5th, 1855.
Yehuda Koren tells one family’s remarkable story of surviving Auschwitz.