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Women and the birth of England’s stock market.
Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar, was born on 10 June 1893.
The British government sought to hide the brutality of its conduct during the Kenya Emergency. Previously hidden files reveal an unpalatable truth.
The long history of no man’s land, from lawlessness and desolation to hope and regrowth.
The monks at the church of St Cuthbert were taken by surprise on 8 June 793.
We ask 20 questions of leading historians on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on historical drama …
The varied social, economic and institutional conditions that shaped science over more than two centuries.
Defying categorisation since its discovery, was the platypus a mammal, a reptile, or something else?
For as long as dogs have been valued as companions, they have been a target for thieves. Their theft and ransom became a lucrative practice in the 18th century, with high-profile victims.
The Jewish women who played a vital role in the Polish resistance against the Nazis.