On 23 January 1795, William of Orange's fleet, stuck in frozen waters of the Zuiderzee, was attacked by the French cavalry.
The most powerful family of Florence and the most powerful man in the world offer a new solution to one of the most notorious crimes of the age.
A Victorian doctor offering to cure female lunacy came under fire for his scandalous new operation: female genital mutilation.
On 1 January 1933, Germany was a democracy with a range of political parties. By the end of the year its parliament was a rubber stamp for Adolf Hitlers will.
If I was let loose in the archives of the Archaeological Museum in Naples I might never emerge.
It is a pity when specialist historians condescend to an enthusiastic public.
An almanac of destiny predicts the fortunes of the harvest.
Shedding past light on recent royal scandal, four historians consider the future of an ancient institution.
News from Otherwhere
Three lives from Britains 18th-century global empire speak of collaboration, resistance and ambivalence.
Science and superstition collided when an apocalypse was predicted to strike the United States in December 1919.
The most maligned of creatures, since ancient times, wolves have played a central role in mythology.
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The Unrefined Regency
Theres Something About Marie
Beds and their Bedfellows
The Riot Act was read to young officers at West Point Military Academy on 25 December 1826, following a boisterous party which began the night before.
An Indigenous rebellion in colonial Argentina foreshadowed later risings and resonates to this day.
The repression in Chinas Xinjiang region has deep historical roots.
Death, fealty, homage and power in 1199.
In the stomach, the mind, or the brain migraines causes and remedies have been debated for 2,000 years.
A squalid incident in Tipperary set the tone for a bitter conflict.
No one understood the literary dimension of conflict better than Michael Howard.