Whether you prefer a gin and tonic or a pina colada, discover the origins of these spirited concoctions
Professor Sheffield and Imperial War Museums explore every month of the Great War, including in-depth research and first-hand accounts
Medieval alchemists tried to find the ancient recipe for making gold and achieving immortality. None succeeded, yet modern science owes much to their techniques…
Blackbeard was a pirate feared all over, but how much truth to his legend was there?
Director Felix Randau discusses his Neolithic biopic of Ötzi the Iceman ahead of its release in UK cinemas
The rise of the railway brought seaside resorts in reach of the masses — and fresh challenges to maintain Victorian morality
How the French queen with a passion for fashion, stubbornness and extravagant spending fell from glory to guillotine
History of War has three high-quality Owners’ Workshop Manuals to give away to one lucky reader
From Pompeii to Hurricane Katrina, the world-renowned seismologist discusses the earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions that have changed the world in her new book
Pádraic Delaney, Tom Cullen and Simon Merrells reveal what to expect from HISTORY’s new Crusades period drama
The ‘Scourge of Allah’ wrought death and destruction across the Islamic world, but did he totally deserve his bloodthirsty reputation?
The American Revolution musical Hamilton is praised everywhere you look, but does it deserve such universal acclaim?
Discover the secrets of the Pythia, the sisterhood of seers who advised Ancient Greek kings for almost a thousand years
As it’s 200 years since Frankenstein was first published, we count down the female writers who broke the 18th and 19th century glass ceiling
With over 300 victims and counting, we spoke to Professor Malcolm Gaskill to uncover the truth about Matthew Hopkins – England’s self-appointed Witchfinder General
Over £75 of quality titles are up for grabs in two separate giveaways, including the Penguin RAF Centenary Collection, and Empire of Guns by Priya Satia
The second annual Historic Photographer of the Year awards is now open for entries, with a top prize of £1,000
The England team’s medic reveals Sir Alf Ramsay’s backroom battles with the FA, the secret to the squad’s World Cup success, and celebrations in the streets
The V&A’s blockbuster exhibition on the controversial Mexican artist Frida Kahlo opens on 16 June. The All About History team got an exclusive preview of the exciting event
From Vikings’ Ragnar Lothbrok to the Last Kingdom’s Martyrdom of St Edmun, Eleanor Parker reveals the lost history of Norse England
Explore the depraved world of the Grand Duke Gian Gastone de’Medici and discover how the most powerful house in Italy came to an end
The 1554 revolt against Mary I that almost ended in the beheading of her implicated sister, the future Elizabeth I