While Antony and Cleopatra have been immortalised in history and in popular culture, their offspring have been all but forgotten. Their daughter, Cleopatra Selene, became an important ruler in her own right.
Volume 63 Issue 4 April 2013
The founding of the great city by the Dutch, and other New York firsts.
We downplay terrible acts from the distant past, in a way that we never would when considering more recent crimes, says Tim Stanley.
Roger Hudson explains a moment of panic on the streets of the newly liberated French capital.
The relationship between an ‘unquiet past’ and the concerns of the present has been a key feature of recent engagements with the Spanish Civil War.
Carol Dyhouse questions some of the assertions made by John Gardiner in his 1999 article about the Victorians.
The founder of the Baha'i religious movement proclaimed his vision on April 21st, 1863.
The Spanish explorer landed in the New World on April 3rd, 1513.
The great political philosopher was born on April 5th, 1588.
Exhuming historical characters makes for dramatic headlines and can seem a great way to get easy answers, but we should think twice before disturbing the remains of dead monarchs, says Justin Pollard.