History Today

A master of the early Renaissance depicts the moment that Christians regard as the confirmation of Jesus’ divinity.

‘Blowing mutinous Sepoys from the guns’, India, 1858. (Courtesy Ann S. K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library) In 1963 the publican...

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. 

Some of the most intelligent people in early modern Europe were convinced of the existence of merpeople.

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. 

The historian of Roman literature on Augustus’ funeral and the world’s best museum.

David K. Niles worked in the shadows of US presidents. He also helped save their administrations.