Identified on 20 August 1763, Pompeii’s value was as a source of antiquities for Charles VII, king of Naples.
Volume 73 Issue 8 August 2023
A Black Jewish man arrived in Venice with stories of a lost Jewish kingdom that could save Europe’s Jews. Why was he believed?
Attempts to decipher the lost script once used by the Rapa Nui of Easter Island leave more questions than answers.
Some 110,000 Jews left Iraq in 1950 and 1951 – a Jewish community that could trace its origins back to the Babylonians.
When a Victorian celebrity sportsman was found to be taking performance-enhancing drugs it caused a sensation, not a scandal.
Hollywood’s Cold War dissidents in Ireland.
The suggestion that Russia has become an Orwellian tyranny is an inadequate explanation as to why the country finds itself in its present situation.
What historical topic have I changed my mind on? I thought the sacrifice of young women in the Bronze Age was a myth. It wasn’t.
A part-memoir, part-historical exploration of British Second World War masculinity and sexuality.
A now commonplace device, Joseph Priestley’s timeline revolutionised how we view history.