World history dominates the shortlist for the best historical works of the year
His may be the greatest story ever told, but how do historians sort fact from fiction when it comes to Jesus?
Author Katie Hickman discusses the pioneer women who headed east rather than west to seek their freedom, fortune or simply new lives
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
Experts discuss the repercussions had the crown defeated parliament for the future of English rule
World War II tore homes and families apart, but Britain would rise stronger than ever
How punitive criminal sentences, a gruelling journey and years of backbreaking labour forged the modern-day land down under
The Italian dictator declared war on the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, but its suppression at home led inexorably to its rise in America
Some of the most powerful and intriguing figures in history have been imprisoned in the Tower
How four penniless Jewish immigrant siblings changed the face of entertainment forever and wrote their own fairy tale
Computer engineer Jack Garman reflects on his time at NASA, his work on the computer systems of Apollo 11 and what it was like to help put people on the moon
The award-winning author discusses her book, Reckonings, and how many have still not been held accountable for their crimes under the Third Reich
For centuries, duelling was a gentleman’s right to keep their honour, before the practice was made unlawful. However, there was still time for one last duel in England…
The witch-hunters of early modern Europe and America saw thousands tortured and sentenced to death, but what was a witch-hunt and why did this notorious practice happen?
Hero, archer, lover, poacher, murderer, thief, vagabond… The story of Robin Hood has taken many forms through the ages, but is there any truth in the legend?