The curious case of an apparent amnesiac in Collegno paved the way for forensic science to become one of the pillars of Italian law.
Volume 73 Issue 10 October 2023
On 26 October 1881, three men were shot dead in Tombstone, Arizona. A survivor, Wyatt Earp, turned it into a legend.
Fairy tales, crime-fighting monks and cities of antiquity: challenge yourself with the History Today crossword for October 2023.
The latest in Rob Murray's series of Alternative History cartoons.
There are ghosts in the archives. Floating nuns, joy-riding cyclists and things that go bump in the night. Four historical ghost stories and their meanings.
Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was an unexpected bestseller, whose success rose and fell with its author.
Klaus-Michael Bogdal’s Europe and the Roma: A History of Fascination and Fear is a history of a people’s battle to tell their own story on their own terms.
Fool: In Search of Henry VIII’s Closest Man by Peter K. Andersson is the first full length study of William Somer’s life and posthumous mythos.
What will future generations judge us most harshly for? Failure to write on vellum.
Empires of the Steppes: The Nomadic Tribes Who Shaped Civilisation by Kenneth W. Harl is a rollercoaster of historical narration.