On 27 November 1809, a bet between two friends brought a large part of London to a standstill.
Volume 68 Issue 11 November 2018
‘People can surprise you. They often don’t fit into the categories we impose on them.’
An increasingly powerful state was made possible by the creation of archival networks.
A previously unnamed slave in Catherine of Aragon’s bedchamber may have known the answer to one of history’s greatest questions.
For 200 years, the House of Commons Library has guided politicians and policy.
The life and work of the war poet and author is revealed in all its rich complexity.
The long, often troubled relationship between Britain and India has led to some extraordinary cross-cultural innovations in cuisine.
A study of cultish rituals in Roman Britain reveals a cross-fertilisation of religions.
The Flying Ace reflected one generation’s memories of war and shaped those of the next.
The ancient Egyptian gods of creation and knowledge vanquish the ‘Lord of Chaos’.