The true nature of the relationship between Henry II and his ‘turbulent priest’ Thomas Becket.
Volume 62 Issue 4 April 2012
Binge drinking is seen as a British disease, but its causes are complex and politicians intrude at their peril, says Tim Stanley.
Patrick Bishop’s first assignment as a foreign correspondent was to accompany the British task force sent to the South Atlantic to reclaim the Falkland Islands in April 1982. Thirty years on, he recalls his experience.
The last person burned to death at the stake for heresy was executed on April 11th, 1612.
The medieval holy man was killed by the Danes on 19 April 1012.
The great military institution took flight on April 13th, 1912.
In April 1782 the first of a series of revolutions that were to change the shape of Europe broke out in the republic of Geneva. It was fuelled by a long rift between advocates of the French Enlightenment and opponents of Franco-Catholic imperialism, as Richard Whatmore explains.
Mary Rose was the younger sister of Henry VIII. David Loades describes how this forgotten Tudor was something of a wild card.
For a century the sinking of the Titanic has attracted intense interest. Yet there have been many vested interests keen to prevent media attention.
The two 16th-century battles of Panipat, which took place 30 years apart, are little known in the West. But they were pivotal events in the making of the Mughal Empire as the dominant power of northern India, as Jeremy Black explains.