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Are they meaningful, and do any of them seriously inform debate?
The story of 300 Greeks withstanding the might of Persia at the Thermopylae pass is well known. But how accurate is it? And, with few sources, how can we know?
A dish which arrived with the Gold Rush, spread with the railway and endured prohibition was Chinese by origin, but claimed by America.
Latin America conjures up images of constant political turmoil, powered by endless revolutions. But this is misleading.
The largest of Pompeii's legalised Lupanars is the only surviving ‘purpose-built’ Roman brothel.
Sarah E. Bond
What’s the most important lesson history has taught me? That we learn nothing from it.
A new book presents an account of Charlemagne, year by year, without hindsight.
Potosí’s fame came not only from its wealth, but also its notoriety for appalling working conditions.
Our latest podcast looks at the rise and fall of the House of York in 1483.
History tells us that, in order to prosper, civilisations must embrace change.
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