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Podcast: The Turin Shroud

Charles Freeman discusses his research into one of history's greatest mysteries.

A Rare Species: Britain's Non-Royal Dukedoms

Two recent notable deaths are a reminder of an endangered British species: the non-royal duke and duchess.

In the November issue of History Today

The Shroud of Turin, Joan of Arc's 'visions' and the invention of Total War.

Did Britain Fail Hong Kong?

Could Britain have done more in the years leading up to 1997 to ensure Hong Kong's freedoms?

Mirror Year: How Old Are You Really?

Chris Lowry puts a lifetime into historical perspective.

Our New Office

A few pictures of our suitably historic new abode.

Photography in Museums: The Eyes Have It

Paul Lay reflects on the fashion for taking photographs in museums and galleries.

Scotland's Referendum: Home Rule All Round?

Before discussing the possibility of Home Rule, Britain needs to get its 'House' in order, argues Naomi Lloyd-Jones.

In The Magazine

General Sherman’s March to the Sea

‘War is an uncivil game and can’t be civilised’, said one Union sergeant of General Sherman’s rampage through Georgia in 1864. Matt Carr discusses this turning point in the American Civil War and the historical legacy of the man behind it.

The Origins of the Shroud of Turin

Charles Freeman, surprised by the lack of research into one of the great unsolved mysteries, reveals for the first time his groundbreaking examination into the creation of the venerated object.

In Focus: St Pancras Rises

Roger Hudson examines a photograph of 1867, which shows the construction of one of the glories of Victorian architecture.

Historical Biography

Daniel Snowman asks whether historical biography can be considered a serious contribution to history and assesses the latest trends in the field.

Inside the Theatre of Experience

Historians and literary scholars should be encouraged to share their insights in order to paint a more complete picture of the past, argues Mathew Lyons.


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