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On 23 January 1795, William of Orange's fleet, stuck in frozen waters of the Zuiderzee, was attacked by the French cavalry.
The most powerful family of Florence and the most powerful man in the world offer a new solution to one of the most notorious crimes of the age.
A Victorian doctor offering to cure female ‘lunacy’ came under fire for his scandalous new operation: female genital mutilation.
On 1 January 1933, Germany was a democracy with a range of political parties. By the end of the year its parliament was a rubber stamp for Adolf Hitler’s will.
When, in 1931, the Vietnamese revolutionary Nguyen Ai Quoc was discovered to be hiding in Hong Kong, the French authorities requested the British extradite him to Indochina where a death sentence awaited.
‘If I was let loose in the archives of the Archaeological Museum in Naples I might never emerge.’
It is a pity when specialist historians condescend to an enthusiastic public.
Medieval women’s bodies were a battleground: they were either irretrievably sinful, or they were Christ-like.
The 1980 Protect and Survive booklet opened government plans to ridicule.
An ‘almanac of destiny’ predicts the fortunes of the harvest.