There were many obstacles preventing women from becoming artists in the 18th century, but those who overcame them created some of the most influential art of their time.
The urge to create a Greek nation state goes back millennia. Its success depended on a shared notion of ‘Greekness’ across widespread city states.
The pushcarts of the Lower East Side epitomised New York’s bustling immigrant community. The drive to Americanise brought about their demise and changed the streets forever.
Turkish archers versus Frankish heavy cavalry. The Crusades marked a period of technological breakthroughs in the art of war that would decide the conflict.
Despite the spiritual rewards of the medieval anchorhold, the desire to break free could be overwhelming.
Founded in Oakland, California more than half a century ago, the Black Panther Party’s revolutionary image and legacy remain as political and racially divisive as ever.
The break with Rome set England apart from continental Europe. It was born of personal desires rather than matters of principle.
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.
Henri Pirenne transformed the way historians think about the end of the Classical world and the beginning of the Middle Ages.
The myths that surround the ultimately tragic rule of Charles I mask the realities of a courageous and uxorious king who fell foul of a bitter struggle between two sides of English Protestantism.