The deal to buy Alaska from Russia was signed on 30 March 1867.
Volume 67 Issue 3 March 2017
American poet Walt Whitman died on March 26th, 1892 after completing his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, a year earlier.
Ralegh's fateful attempt to discover El Dorado began on March 17th, 1617.
The 18th century saw many royal deaths, all of which had to be mourned. The effect was felt in every part of life.
Drake’s exploits in the New World made him perfect material for the English gutter press and a figurehead for rising Hispanophobia.
British systems of welfare and adult social care are not so different from aspects of the traditional Poor Laws.
Looking beyond the usual rogues’ gallery of historical figures can help us to better understand the past.
A comprehensive account of the man who split western Christendom for good.
Laughing at experts is nothing new. Kate Davison explores our long history of puncturing the powerful with satire and humour – to keep them in line and just for the fun of it.
Along with Robin Hood, the romantic highwayman is one of the great myths of English outlawry. But the model for this most gallant of rogues was a Frenchman name Claude Duval, who carried out audacious robberies with a touch of Parisian flair.