Historian and broadcaster Michael Wood reveals a rare snapshot of survivors from the 1819 massacre
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?
Anatoli Gubariev helped tackle the raging inferno in the aftermath of the 1986 catastrophe and witnessed first-hand the scale of the destruction
Did Wolfgang’s sister teach him everything that he knew? We explore the life of the extraordinary woman in an incredible family
A master of disguise and an expert in deduction, Detective Jerome Caminada pursued criminals relentlessly through the dangerous underworld of 19th-century Manchester
The scandal that brought down a US president and changed the political lexicon forever
Rumours of Sinatra’s Mafia connections dogged his entire career and the legendary crooner certainly had connections to made men…
Professor Stephen L Carter discusses the possibilities had the President survived assassination
From catching criminals to improving prison conditions, these heroes transformed crime and punishment forever
Both a pioneer of the Computer Age and the daughter of Lord Byron, the world’s first computer programmer was a complex character
Follow the footsteps of some of history’s most influential adventurers who travelled by land, sea and air
We speak with Yossef Rapoport about his work on a new book exploring early Islamic map-making, exploration and discovery
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
The capital of Africa’s Benin Empire astonished Europeans with its beauty, so why is there nothing left?
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