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Hondius's map of Guiana
When Sir Walter Ralegh visited South America in 1595, he fell in love with it – or at least in love with the idea of what it could do for him.
Polish II Corps
It has taken a long time for the endeavours of forces like the Polish II Corps to make their way back into the global consciousness. There is still a long way to go until both the heroism and…
C17 drinking
James I of England (and VI of Scotland) has not always had a good reputation. Known as ‘the wisest fool in Christendome’, he was considered slovenly, his tongue was reportedly too big for his mouth,…

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Girl on crocodile
Many people own pets, from dogs and cats to the more exotic, but how much do you know about pets in history? Take our quiz to find out!
Moon landings
How much do you really know about the Moon landing in 1969? Try the 50th anniversary quiz and find out!
Name the historical character from their on screen depiction
Can you match the following film and TV characters to the real historical character? See if you can get over 70%!

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Ronald Hutton
Professor Ronald Hutton is a world-renowned historian who has written extensively on the seventeenth century and the history of paganism. We were lucky enough to catch up with him at Chalke Valley…
KITE festival 2022
With an eclectic mix providing nourishment for the mind and music for the soul, there's something for everyone at KITE festival.
Hay Castle
Finally open to the public for the first time in its history, Hay Castle is coming alive to tell the wonderful and surprising story of this Janus-like building, that at once sympathetically…

Latest Reviews

Polling Unpacked
'Polling Unpacked' explains everything a general reader needs to know about the workings of political opinion polls on both sides of the Atlantic, describing how polls are designed, how…
The Worst Military Leaders in History
'The Worst Military Leaders in History' takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of 15 of the world’s most disastrous commanders, from Crassus to Custer, in an original, inverted take on an…
Duel Without End, Stig S. Frøland
In Duel Without End, Stig Frøland explores the never-ending battle between humans and microbes in a fascinating voyage of discovery, breakthroughs, and setbacks. From Homo sapiens’ arrival in the…