The Demon's Brood A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty

The Plantagenets reigned over England longer than any other family-from Henry II to Richard III. Four kings were murdered, two came close to being deposed, and the last-and most...

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

Thomas Paine is one of the greatest political propagandists in history. The Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund...

Henry VIII: History in an Hour

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.King of England, claimant King of France, Lord – and later King – of Ireland, Supreme Head of the Church of England and,...

Anarchy, The: The History and Legacy of the Civil War in England and Normandy during the 12th Century

Today, “The Anarchy” is used to describe the period in English history from the death of Henry I in 1135 to the Treaty of Winchester signed by King Stephen and his successor...

King of the North Wind: The Life of Henry II in Five Acts

Henry II conquered the largest empire of any English medieval king. Yet it is the people around him we remember: his wife Eleanor, whom he seduced from the French king; his son...

The Alice Behind Wonderland

On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of...

Farewell the Trumpets

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’ magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. It is an extraordinary achievement, as entertaining as it is informative,...

Endell Street The Trailblazing Women Who Ran World War One's Most Remarkable Military Hospital

When the First World War broke out, the suffragettes suspended their campaigning and joined the war effort. For pioneering suffragette doctors (and life partners) Flora Murray and...

Mudlark In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

A quixotic journey through London's past, Mudlark plumbs the banks of the Thames to reveal the stories hidden behind the archaeological remnants of an ancient city.Long heralded...

Epochs European Civilization Reformation to the Twenty-First Century

The period stretching from the Reformation to the twenty-first century proved a time of radical change for Europe-and with the continent's far-reaching influence, for the entire...

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