The Red Ribbon author and dress historian Lucy Adlington reveals 8 fashion secrets from the dark days of the Second World War
Much of Martha “Calamity Jane” Canary’s life is a mystery, Jan MacKell Collins untangles the truth behind her elusive offspring
Dr Robert Johnson on the bloody reality of Viceroy’s House and the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan
Infected with the plague, stabbed in the bum and attacked by a bear, discover history’s 10 weirdest assassination attempts
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set sail for the Arctic with 128 men. They never returned.
How could a man who believed in seances and fairies possibly have created Sherlock Holmes?
DCI Frank Merlin author Mark Ellis on the delicate balance between fact and fantasy in historical fiction
From Nazi gold to sunken treasure ships, discover 8 of the most intriguing lost treasures worthy of Indiana Jones
Her fight against Holocaust denier David Irving is the subject of the film Denial, but for Professor Deborah Lipstadt the war against falsehood is only just beginning
Prostitutes, fight clubs and hangmen, on the trail of Taboo’s Regency underbelly in modern London
8 Things you probably didn’t know about Beethoven by Susan Lund, author of ‘Beethoven: Life of an Artist’.
The sole surviving Gulag, now a museum, has been remodelled to fit a surge in Soviet nostalgia and nationalist fervour
Dr Thomas Sebrell on how Free State of Jones lays bare the racial fault line that still defines the United States
How the invention of bicycle reflectors helped fund the Ahnenerbe, Heinrich Himmler’s ancestral research organisation
Father Christmas’s French pal ‘Father Whipper’ makes the Krampus look like a beanie baby
Mummy unwrapping, gothic horror and the Golden Dawn, the Victorians took Ancient Egypt to some very dark places
Archaeology champion Tony Robinson reveals his must-see museums, castles and heritage sites
Matthew McConaughey’s historical epic Free State of Jones charts the horrors of Reconstruction and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan
Dr Catherine Danks explains how the Leningrad Blockade and radical politics brought Britain and the USSR together
Discover the house that defined Victoria and Albert’s happiest years, Easter Island’s mysterious stone heads and more inside issue 5 of Explore History
Horst Wessel idolised Joseph Goebbels, but when he died Goebbels saw the real value of the Nazi thug
On the 200th anniversary of her birth, we take a look at Charlotte Bronte’s remarkable life