Skip to main content

News

Catherine Fletcher
Catherine Fletcher is a historian of Renaissance Europe, having written books on sixteenth-century Italy, Duke Alessandro de’ Medici, and the divorce of Henry VIII. She has also advised on TV series such as Wolf Hall, as well as contributing to a…
Ben Kane
Ben Kane is a bestselling author of historical fiction, who has wowed readers with unforgettable characters, intriguing storylines, immense battles and impressive research that has taken him out of the archives and into the wilds of living history.…
Paul Lay
Paul Lay is the editor of History Today and a founder of BBC History Magazine. He is also a specialist in early modern history and, in 2020, published a book on the Cromwellian Protectorate, Providence Lost. We caught up with him at the Chalke…
CVHF map
Chalke Valley History Festival has always been about making history accessible and this year it really went the extra mile. After 18 months of bleakness and uncertainty, it really has given us a much-needed ray of sunshine.
Chalke Valley History Festival
After its enforced absence in 2020 due to the pandemic, Chalke Valley History Festival is set to return with a bang in 2021. Running from Wednesday 23 June to Sunday 27 June, it will be one of the very first major festivals to run this year
Film reel
Historical cinema comes in for endless criticism from reviewers, viewers and – of course – historians: filmmakers bring their own interests, opinions and biases to their work. They make films not just to entertain, but generally speaking to express…
Hereford mappa mundi (13th century)
As the final part in a trilogy of articles on space and history, I met up with Oxford professor Dr Elizabeth Baigent, University Reader in the History of Geography and SCIO Senior Tutor at Wycliffe Hall, after a lecture she gave as part of the…
Covid-19
Struggling to keep the kids engaged with homeschooling during lockdown for Covid-19, or just bored and looking for new things to do? Check out this list of some of the best history-related (ish) resources on the web!
Dan Jones
Dan Jones is a medieval historian and best-selling author who regularly graces our television sets with programmes on subjects as diverse at canals and the Great Fire of London. His most recent book, Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the…
Tom Holland
Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, biographer and broadcaster, writing extensively on the ancient world and medieval Europe and the Near East. His latest book is Dominion​​​​​​​, a study of Christianity and the West over the last two…
Subscribe to News