People & Politics

The Road To Rebuilding Britain

World War II tore homes and families apart, but Britain would rise stronger than ever

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10 Marvellous Medics

Meet ten men and women who had a lasting impact on medicine in the medieval world

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Australia’s First Penal Colony

How punitive criminal sentences, a gruelling journey and years of backbreaking labour forged the modern-day land down under

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Mussolini Vs The Mafia

The Italian dictator declared war on the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, but its suppression at home led inexorably to its rise in America

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The Birth Of Hollywood

How four penniless Jewish immigrant siblings changed the face of entertainment forever and wrote their own fairy tale

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England’s Last Duel

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…

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What Were The Witch Hunts?

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?

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The Myths Of Robin Hood

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?

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The Quiet Genius of Maria Anna Mozart

Did Wolfgang’s sister teach him everything that he knew? We explore the life of the extraordinary woman in an incredible family

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The Real Life Sherlock Holmes

A master of disguise and an expert in deduction, Detective Jerome Caminada pursued criminals relentlessly through the dangerous underworld of 19th-century Manchester

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The Dark Side Of Frank Sinatra

Rumours of Sinatra’s Mafia connections dogged his entire career and the legendary crooner certainly had connections to made men…

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10 Real-Life Crime Fighters

From catching criminals to improving prison conditions, these heroes transformed crime and punishment forever

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Who Was Ada Lovelace?

Both a pioneer of the Computer Age and the daughter of Lord Byron, the world’s first computer programmer was a complex character

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10 Great Explorers In History

Follow the footsteps of some of history’s most influential adventurers who travelled by land, sea and air

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