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Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is an accomplished historian and author, who has published several books on Henry VIII and the sixteenth century. She is currently Reader in Early Modern History at the University of Roehampton, and regularly graces our…
After taking the internet by storm with her colourised historical photographs, Marina Amaral has teamed up with bestselling historian Dan Jones to produce the breathtaking The Colour of Time, which tells the history of the world from 1850 until 1960…
In 2016, Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell teamed up to create Histories of the Unexpected, to reveal surprising facts and new perspectives on the history of anything and everything. We caught up with them for a chat on the surprises of…
2018 marks a centenary of Stonehenge being gifted to the nation, yet access to it is more restricted than ever. The ability to see the landmark from a passing car window is under threat as plans resume to place a tunnel underneath it, while…
Leanda de Lisle is a journalist and best-selling author on Tudor history. Her latest book, White King: The Tragedy of Charles I, was published earlier this year, and we were lucky enough to talk to her about it, the Tudors and Stuarts, and the…
Helen Castor is an award-winning historian and Bye-Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She has graced our bookshelves and televisions on the ever-fascinating subjects of Joan of Arc, the Wars of the Roses, and powerful medieval women. This…
In the final week of June 2018, cannon fire rocked the valleys around Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, while fighter planes and bombers flew overhead in dazzling displays of skill. Soldiers responded to calls to arms, flashing their weapons in the bright…
A new documentary, aired on Channel 4, suggests that the real reason RMS Titanic sank was not ice, but fire. Titanic expert Senan Molony claimed in the documentary, shown on New Year's Day, that an uncontrollable fire weakened the ship causing…
Although we know that modern dogs are descended from domesticated wolves, the time and place this happened has been hotly debated. Now new research undertaken by an international team of scientists led by Oxford University, and informally known as…
Researchers with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) have announced there's an 80% to 100% chance they have found Captain James Cook's ship Endeavour. HMS Endeavour started life as a coal ship called the Earl of Pembroke…
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