A collection of articles and a link to our special celebration issue to mark this momentous day in the history of Europe
The war in Europe officially ended in May 1945, but violence and chaos still reigned in much of the continent
We explore Winston Churchill’s last moments in the war room and his concerns for the future amid celebration
Julie Summers discusses how the people of Britain anticipated the end of the war and what lay ahead
WWII expert Peter Caddick-Adams discusses the last months of the war in Europe and some of the key figures involved
The prolific broadcaster discusses Discovery Channel’s new documentary about 8 May 1945 and parallels with WWII and today’s pandemic
The new seven-part drama presents an inspiring ‘what if?’ tale of Hollywood hopefuls seeking to make it big in post-war America
Despite his title, Alexander was known for his wanton cruelty and savagery against his enemies
His may be the greatest story ever told, but how do historians sort fact from fiction when it comes to Jesus?
Couples from the past whose coming together often ruined more than just their own lives
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Historian and author Tom Holland considers the influence of St Paul of the formation of Christianity, the influences on his philosophy and the legacy he left behind
Author Katie Hickman discusses the pioneer women who headed east rather than west to seek their freedom, fortune or simply new lives
Iain MacGregor, the author of the new book Checkpoint Charlie and upcoming speaker at the Oxford Literary Festival discusses the impact the Berlin Wall had on the people of Germany and the Cold War as a whole
At 10.20am on the morning of 4 June 1942, the United States was losing the war in the Pacific. At 10.27am, it was winning.
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Every culture adds their own new piece to the werewolf legend, but what elements haven’t quite caught on with the rest of the world?
Four men who helped to champion the evolution of beer or otherwise threw their historic weight behind the brew
Discover some unique holiday traditions from the past and the present that you might want to give a go!
Dr Alysa Levene of Oxford Brookes University on the development of the popular baked food from the Ancient World to the 20th Century
The renowned historian discusses his book about Operation Market Garden and his perspective on the importance of the Second World War
Experts discuss the repercussions had the crown defeated parliament for the future of English rule