First sighted in 1820, for much of human history Antarctica has been an abstract idea.
Volume 68 Issue 2 February 2018
A lack of historical knowledge is easily exploited in the fractious world of social media.
A vast biography of General Grant questions received opinions, while a new edition of his memoirs confirms their historic status.
The chef and restaurateur died on 12 February 1935.
The British love for 'a nice cup of tea' was carefully manipulated to promote the British Empire.
Seemingly inconsequential, dedicating books to royalty was a vital part of Tudor publishing.
The relationship between the very different expanses of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea began long before Columbus.
Wendell Phillips is not remembered fondly in Yemen.
Long before he helped to draft the Declaration of Independence, Franklin was a printer, an inventor and a philosopher.
Italy's conquest of Addis Ababa was hailed an imperial triumph by Mussolini, though most Ethiopians had only bows and arrows with which to defend themselves.