Martin Evans introduces a short series looking at changing attitudes to history in the former Communist states.
Volume 59 Issue 9 September 2009
Richard Cavendish remembers the death of England's only pope, on September 1st, 1159.
The two politicians fought on September 21st, 1809.
Richard Cavendish explains how, on September 12th, 1959, the Soviet Union launched Luna 2, the first spacecraft to successfully reach the Moon.
Terry Deary’s hugely popular Horrible Histories have leapt beyond the page onto airwaves, stage and screen. Peter J. Beck considers the success of the format and what it tells us about history aimed at children.
Since at least the 18th century, the traditional English summer sport has inspired cartoonists, as Mark Bryant demonstrates.
Catherine Merridale examines competing versions of Russia's troubled past in the light of present politics.
Two hundred and fifty years ago a British Army under General James Wolfe won a momentous battle at Quebec. But, as Stephen Brumwell argues, a crucial – and neglected – ingredient in Wolfe’s dramatic victory was the professionalism of the army he had helped to create.
John Haywood explains why the tactics adopted by the Gallic leader Vercingetorix to resist Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul played into Roman hands.
According to the will of Henry VIII, it was the younger sister of the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey who would follow Elizabeth I to the throne of England. Yet few now know of the short, passionate and dangerous life of Katherine Grey, writes Leanda de Lisle.