When we ask historians which genre of history they like least, the most common answer is economic. Is the field unjustly maligned?
Airy and Rational Animals
Three wise men, guided by a star, search for the new-born Christ.
Cambodia's Crimes Unpunished
The origins of haggis are as mysterious as the Loch Ness Monster.
Covering Hong Kong, the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, porcine inebriation and the Battle of Algiers, nine historians select their favourite books of the past year.
Who was the Father of History? Do you know which was the first city to be bombed from the air?
A French medieval historian, who served his country in both world wars, helped pioneer a new approach to history in between them.
Unravelling the History of Wool
What took ten years in Poland took ten days in Czechoslovakia. But, as some Czechs would discover, not all revolutions are equal.
But for one turning point, Ermengarde, Viscountesse of Narbonne, might be as well known as Eleanor of Aquitaine.
In the 18th century, celebrity culture helped make the British Empire seem both a part of everyday life and a place of fantasy.
Overshadowed between two dramatic missions, the success of Apollo 12 was vital to the continuing space project.
The mysterious prisoner died at the Bastille on 19 November 1703.
The year 529 had great consequences for Justinian I, the Neoplatonic school in Athens and St Benedict.
Lewis Namier's Unfinished Business
The Primogeniture Blues
Police brutality and stop-and-search are yet another legacy of Empire.
The Unravelling of Sino-Japanese Relations
It was not the Nazi-Soviet Pact, but the Party line, which brought an end to the era of fellow travellers, 80 years ago.
The Cows Behind the Cowboy
Insurgency and Dissent on the Home Front
How Chinas landscape prevented even greater losses in the Great Famine.
Which presidents are depicted on Mount Rushmore? Who apologised for dying?
In an age when nationalism is on the rise, the role of the historian becomes ever more valuable and controversial.
In this podcast, Simon Heffer reflects on the year 1916, as conscription was introduced and the Battle of the Somme claimed huge casualties.
The work of Elizabeth Fulhame made huge leaps in science, despite the obstacles she faced as a woman.
The Portuguese national dish with a global past of ingenuity and exploitation.