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A teenager shipwrecked on a Pacific atoll helped transform relations between Japan and the United States.

Since the moment Emily Brontë died we have tried – and failed – to understand who she was. 

What electoral rights did Britons have in the century before 1918?

Women played a minor role in the Easter Rising of 1916. But they became crucial intelligene agents in the Anglo-Irish War.

The dramatic events that shook Britain in the 17th century resonate more strongly than ever, despite attempts to marginalise them.

The West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt was an admirer of Britain from an early age. But his vision of European integration was not that of his British counterparts. 

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.