People & Politics

HistFest 2018 starts a revolution

The inaugural three-day history festival treated audiences to a rich variety of talks from leading historians and experts

People & Politics

The Real Macbeth’s Bloody Rise

Discover the true story of the Scottish ‘Red King’ who inspired Shakespeare’s murderous tragedy

People & Politics

Tamerlane’s Reign of Terror

The ‘Scourge of Allah’ wrought death and destruction across the Islamic world, but did he totally deserve his bloodthirsty reputation?

People & Politics

Murder, Money and a Town Under Siege

Curator of the British Museum’s Citi Money Gallery Ben Alsop explores the ingenuity and significance of siege money during the English Civil War. On 5 June 1650 the Commonwealth Ambassador to Spain, Anthony Ascham, arrived in Madrid. The following day, accompanied by … Continued

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