Explore the depraved world of the Grand Duke Gian Gastone de’Medici and discover how the most powerful house in Italy came to an end
Discover how the Soviet Union’s news agency TASS produced hand-printed propaganda “windows” during World War 2
Historian Aaron Sheehan-Dean explores the repercussions of Confederate victory on slavery, democracy and the British Empire
Victorian Policing author Gaynor Haliday on life of a constable in the West Riding of Yorkshire
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
From sparing Hitler’s life to the pragmatic progenitor of Marmalade, discover 10 small events that shaped British history
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