Discover the true story of the Scottish ‘Red King’ who inspired Shakespeare’s murderous tragedy
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?
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
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
The 1554 revolt against Mary I that almost ended in the beheading of her implicated sister, the future Elizabeth I
Before Meghan and Harry, there was Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier. Discover how Hollywood royalty won the hearts and minds of Monaco