Age of Wolf and Wind: Voyages through the Viking World by Davide Zori proves that if you want to understand the Vikings, you ...
O n 2 June 1924 President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the Indian Citizenship Act, also known as the Snyder Act, granting ...
The Cyrillic alphabet is celebrated across the Slavonic-speaking world, but not only as an appreciation of literacy – it has ...
Ireland’s experience of partition informed the attitudes of people across the island towards British plans for Palestine.
Sea of Troubles by Ian Rutledge and The Damascus Events by Eugene Rogan watch as the ‘sick man of Europe’ turns violent. Massacre of Christians in Syria, French illustration, late 19th century.
When the English and Nazi German football teams met for the first time on British soil in 1935, the game was not the headline ...
Once Rome’s main artery south, for centuries the Via Appia has been taken as proof of Roman greatness.
Following his accession, the majority of James I’s new English subjects accepted their Scottish king with ‘comforte and ...
Women, wrote the feminist Charlotte Stopes in 1890, were suffering under ‘the Despotism of the goddess Fashion’. Stopes belonged to the Rational Dress Society, which campaigned for comfort in women’s ...
William Kidd spent his last days on earth in Newgate Gaol, where on Sunday 18 May 1701, he heard his final sermon, preached by the prison chaplain on the cheerful text, ‘For we must all appear before ...
According to legend while the Cunard-White Star Line’s new Hull Number 534 was under construction at the John Brown and Company’s shipworks on the Clyde no women were allowed anywhere near it in case ...