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The conflicts that devastated Renaissance Europe were justified by ancient ideas rooted in natural law and Christianity. Though replaced by legal frameworks for the conduct of war between states, the killing continues.
A microhistory offers new insights into the creation of the Royal Society amid the intellectual brilliance of Restoration England.
Life in 19th century London suburbia for art critic Émile Zola: Michael Rosen investigates.
How women shared medical knowledge in the 17th century.
Nazi art never caught on, its architecture was unbuilt or destroyed, but its films were shot and seen by millions. The German dictator was a keen believer in the power of cinema and used it to...
Maroon freedom fighters on two Caribbean islands helped hasten the abolition of slavery.
One of the world's poorest countries, for much of its history Nepal has been hidden from the world.
A Jewish woman’s journey through Nazi Germany and Vichy France to safety in Switzerland.
The Women’s Social and Political Union played a crucial role in the campaign to gain the vote for women.
New universities sprung up across medieval Europe at a rapid rate, yet at the start of the 19th century, England had only two: Oxford and Cambridge. For centuries, England’s two oldest...