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This month: inside the medieval brothel, the start of the Cold War, when the Romans met the Christians and more.
After 800 years, a playful medieval poem still offers lessons in how not to debate.
No other creature has embodied so many attributes: magic spirit, vermin, guardian of holy men, symbol of mother India, an incarnation of evil yet also its vanquisher.
Who cares whether China stops buying soy from the United States? History suggests we all should.
Meet the members of the 18th-century’s most illustrious club.
The worst kind of government – apart from all the others – faces increasingly tough challenges. Four leading historians consider its future.
What was life like for medieval prostitutes? A case in the German town of Nördlingen reveals a hellish world of exploitation and violence.
The life of Robert Parkin Peters: clergyman, would-be academic and one of the most brazen fraudsters of the 20th century.
Just two years after victory in the most murderous war in history, the divisions between the Soviet Union and the Western powers became unbridgeable.
The story of Richard III’s lieutenants, William Catesby, Sir Richard Ratcliffe and Francis, Viscount Lovell, is one of intrigue, death and a mysterious disappearance.
Letitia Landon – 'L.E.L.' – was one of the brightest stars of Georgian London's literary scene, but she remains an enigma whose life and death are open to interpretation.
Against the odds, the Third Anglo-Afghan War led to Afghanistan’s independence.
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