Prominent 20th century global figures who have fought for LGBTQ+ rights across the world
How Frances “Poppy” Northcutt helped to put man on the moon and why she thinks “Apollo 13 was the most successful lunar mission”
The campaigns for civil rights that began in 1954 and led to the legislative victories of the 1960s produced two images of leadership. Martin Luther King Jr advocated the assertion of equal rights in law, voting and education for black … Continued
Author and historian Robert Strauss discusses the changing status of US Presidents and his book Worst. President. Ever.
A decade-long investigation into the 1953 coup in Iran unearths Britain’s secret involvement, with groundbreaking implications that are still felt over 60 years later
A reposting of our interview with Prof. Kevin K. Gaines in early 2019 about the impact and legacy of the civil rights leader
His may be the greatest story ever told, but how do historians sort fact from fiction when it comes to Jesus?
Couples from the past whose coming together often ruined more than just their own lives
Historian and author Tom Holland considers the influence of St Paul of the formation of Christianity, the influences on his philosophy and the legacy he left behind
Author Katie Hickman discusses the pioneer women who headed east rather than west to seek their freedom, fortune or simply new lives
Iain MacGregor, the author of the new book Checkpoint Charlie and upcoming speaker at the Oxford Literary Festival discusses the impact the Berlin Wall had on the people of Germany and the Cold War as a whole
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
Discover some unique holiday traditions from the past and the present that you might want to give a go!
Dr Alysa Levene of Oxford Brookes University on the development of the popular baked food from the Ancient World to the 20th Century
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
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