Johann Weyer, History of Magic, woodcut 1577.

By Ray Cavanaugh

Johann Weyer's pioneering approach to mental illness.

By Isabella Tree

The Kumari is the survivor of a tradition dating back ten centuries or more.

By Jeffrey Meyers

The painter Claude Monet spent his early twenties as a soldier in French North Africa.
Anzac Cove, Gallipoli

By Roger Hudson

The bloody stalemate that followed the landing of Allied troops on the Turkish coast.
Robert Mugabe, future president of Zimbabwe, pushes his claim for the leadership of ZANU in October 1976. Horst Faas / Press Association Images

By Joanna Warson

Did the French help Rhodesia's white minority government declare independence?

By James G. Clark

The destruction of western Europe's medieval heritage during the First World War.

By Hugh Gault

The long-running debate over the privatisation of the Post Office

By John Jolliffe

The precarious years following the restoration of Charles II.


A crowd watches the destruction of the last camp hut.

By Rhys Griffiths

A report from the Imperial War Museum's seminar on the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen camp in April 1945.
Bernardo O'Higgins

By History Today

The Cuban embargo, Chinese dynasties, the Peace of Westphalia, the 'Scramble for Africa' and more.

By Dean Nicholas

The Crusades, dealing with Dönitz, killers at the Kremlin and the importance of a good night's sleep.

By Dean Nicholas

A guide to the key moments in the history of the Crusades.
Where art meets science: the School of Athens, by Raphael, 1510-11.

By Paul Lay

Understanding the apparent link between terrorism and engineering graduates.
Crop from the Rothschild Canticles, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, MS 404, f. 134r. Used under Creative Commons 2.0 Licence

By Kate Wiles

Medieval marginalia have found an unexpected second life on Twitter.
Soldiers near Dutch Gap, Virginia. Library of Congress

By Fern Riddell

The legacy of the civil war explored through the History Today archive.
In memoriam: graves of soldiers from Irish units killed in the 1916 Easter Rising, Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin, 2015.

By John Gibney

The country's role in the First World War and the Easter Rising are not distinct events.