William Huskisson was the first person to die in a railway accident.
Volume 62 Issue 9 September 2012
The need to manage the water supply has always been a driver of human history, argues Steven Mithen.
Bilbo Baggins first strode onto the world stage on September 21st, 1937.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild died on September 19th 1812.
The full text of Jonathan Steinberg's interview with History Today editor Paul Lay.
In our final round up of histories of the nations that make up the British Isles – or, if you prefer, the Atlantic Archipelago – Maria Luddy examines an event which shaped 20th-century Ireland, the 1916 Dublin Easter Rising.
In recent years the reputation of Mary Seacole as a pioneering nurse of the Crimean War has been elevated far beyond the bounds of her own ambition. Meanwhile that of Florence Nightingale has taken an undeserved knocking, as Lynn McDonald explains.
Sarah Fraser examines Bruce Lenman’s 1980 article on Jacobite exiles, part of a vigorous, influential rebuttal of a worn-out image.
Cromwell’s military campaign in Ireland is one event that the British can never remember and the Irish can never forget. Tom Reilly questions one of the most enduring and troubling topics in Irish history.
Changing sides during the British Civil Wars was more common than once thought, claims Andrew Hopper, and played an important part in determining the outcome of the conflict.