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Arctic Convoy JW-53
Contrary to the prevailing mythology, not only did the Allies and the Royal Navy win the campaign in the Arctic, but they did so with the help of a huge and previously largely unacknowledged signals…
Munich Conference
Just twenty years after the War to End All Wars, Britain was once again at war with Germany. With hindsight a second conflagration had seemed inevitable, so did Britain sleepwalk into a world war…
Women in Intelligence
Women's roles in British Intelligence have largely been missing from the wider narratives of the world wars. Their legacy has been hidden for far too long.

Latest Quizzes

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%!

Latest News

We Have Ways Fest 2023
We Have Ways Fest is a veritable sweetshop for all those drawn to the dramatic and dangerous years of 1939-1945. But it's so much more than that.
Buckingham History Festival
Buckingham History Festival, running from 15 to 17 September 2023, will features 23 brilliant historians and specialists, new historical discoveries, and exciting ideas.
Tobias Capwell
Dr Tobias Capwell is, almost literally, a knight in shining armour. A specialist in medieval arms and armour, he is also an expert martial artist, a maker of mail, and a jouster, touring the world to…

Latest Reviews

Victory to Defeat
'Victory to Defeat' asks a very simple, but rarely considered, question: how did Britain and her army go from victory in 1918 to crushing defeat at the hands of the same enemy in 1940?
Luck of the Draw, Frank Murphy
Frank Murphy's 'Luck of the Draw' tells his remarkable story of serving in the USAAF during the Second World War, of being shot down over Germany, and of his time spent in the famous…
Song John Potter
In his book 'Song: A History in 12 Parts', John Potter takes us on a fascinating and enlightening journey through the history of song.