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Mary Squires in a 19th-century engraving.

A sympathetic narrative of a people integral to the national story.

Opium poppy, white flowers and seed capsule, about 1853, after Miss M.A. Burnett.

Opium has been known and used for more than 7,000 years. A brilliantly researched and wide-ranging study brings its history up to date.

Interior of the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, Spain.

A history of medieval Iberia that reaches beyond simply a tale of Convivencia and Reconquista.

Queen Charlotte by Allan Ramsay.

Three German-born princesses made important contributions to the art, medicine and science of Georgian Britain.

Bronze relief panel from the Gutenberg Monument in Mainz, by David d’Angers, 1840.

How one of the greatest advances in human culture also helped divide Christendom.  

Daniel Ellsberg being presented with a papier-mâché ‘Declassified’ stamp on 23 September 1971, at a banquet held by the Federal Employees for Peace.

Revelations about the US nuclear codes during the Cold War from the man who helped draft the policy. 

Edmund Burke (1729-97) by James Northcote (1746-1831).

The winner of the 2018 Longman-History Today Book Prize provides an intriguing and accessible study on the evolution, dissemination and continued influence of Edmund Burke’s political ideas.

Aerial view of the Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, built between 1957 and 1961.

From the practical idealism of early municipal reformers to the tragedy of Grenfell Tower. 

Detail from the song sheet of Ethyl Smyth’s The March of the Women, by Margaret Morris (1911).

Four new studies challenge familiar tropes to consider some important but lesser-known areas of the women’s suffrage movement. 

Bhor Ghat Railway at Maharashtra, on the crest of the Western Ghats, India, 1883.

The creation of India’s fantastic rail network was the work of the British Raj, but it came at a high price for Indians themselves.