History Of Royals

Kate Williams Talks Rival Queens

We speak to bestselling author, historian and broadcaster Kate Williams about her new book, Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the need for a new, modern perspective  Firstly, could you sum up for our readers what … Continued

History Of Royals

The Dangers Of Royal Inbreeding

From the Spanish Habsburgs to Queen Victoria’s grandchildren, how centuries of inbreeding and genetic mutation led Europe’s royal families to ruin

Medieval & Renaissance

Cnut: Emperor Of The North

1,000 years ago, a young Viking warrior became King of England. No one at the time can have expected how remarkable his reign would be…

People & Politics

10 Real-Life Crime Fighters

From catching criminals to improving prison conditions, these heroes transformed crime and punishment forever

People & Politics

Who Was Ada Lovelace?

Both a pioneer of the Computer Age and the daughter of Lord Byron, the world’s first computer programmer was a complex character

Medieval & Renaissance

Who Were The Viking Warrior Women?

Discover the the daughters of Freyja, their relationship with religion and their devotion to one Norse goddess in particular

People & Politics

10 Great Explorers In History

Follow the footsteps of some of history’s most influential adventurers who travelled by land, sea and air

People & Politics

Galileo Vs The Church

From experiments to inquisition, discover the Renaissance scientist’s iconic clash with the pope and how he proved that the Earth goes around the Sun

People & Politics

The Other Churchill’s Finest Hour

How soldier-statesman John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, set an example of excellence and British military might that inspired his most famous descendant of all — Winston Churchill

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