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During the late 18th century the physical effects of tuberculosis became the ideals of beauty for the fashionable woman.

The East German Uprising of 1953 was the first major revolt to take place in the Soviet Bloc.

How a story of captivity, salvation and conversion became a tool to justify Britain’s conquest of the New World. 

The 18th century was a turbulent period in Javanese history, when local kingdoms, Dutch traders and a mysterious Turk became embroiled in a series of bloody conflicts.

Born into one of Britain’s great political dynasties and married into another, Mary Elizabeth Pitt was determined to embrace the responsibilities of a woman of her standing, despite the many obstacles in her way.

The untold story of African-Americans’ civil cases in the segregated South.

Cultural curiosity inspired generations of British imperialists to unearth India’s past.

When the justice system of medieval England was found to be too corrupt, Robin Hood and the outlaws of fact and fiction created their own system beyond the law.

Getting and keeping the throne in the Ottoman Empire was no easy task. For a new sultan, the most foolproof method of securing power was to kill all other claimants.

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.