Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of the founding of Switzerland's first university, at Basel, on April 4th, 1460.
Volume 60 Issue 4 April 2010
The first Pony Express riders set off on April 3rd, 1860.
Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha died on 11 April 1985.
Miri Rubin explores the medieval galleries at the V&A and the British Museum.
Lucy Worsley reveals the strange stories of the cast of characters on the King’s Grand Staircase at Kensington Palace, painted by William Kent for George I in the 1720s.
Digital technology is rapidly changing the nature and scope of historical enquiry for both academics and enthusiasts. Nick Poyntz introduces a new series that examines these revolutionary developments.
Juliet Gardiner explains why her new book examines a short period of the 20th century and how she attempts to achieve a panorama of experiential history that gives readers a real feel for a slice of time.
For most of Britain’s population, the Restoration had little effect. Life under Charles II was much the same as it was under Cromwell, argues Derek Wilson.
Switzerland’s recent vote to ban the building of minarets drew widespread criticism. A look at the historical background to that decision, the result of a typically Swiss mixture of conservatism and democracy.