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Votes for Women: The Fight for Female Suffrage

A map of women's political rights around the world, from 1892 until the present day.

Johnson and Boswell on the Maiden Voyage of the Titanic

The time-travellers board the ill fated ship.

In the September issue of History Today

The Congress of Vienna, jihad in the First World War and how the suffragette movement went global.

Disgust, or Deathly Terror? Ghost Pranks Past and Present

Richard Suggs on the history of ghoulish impersonations.

New to the Archive: August 7th

The Night of the Long Knives, postage history and more.

The Classic Book: The Great War and Modern Memory

In the first of an ocassional series on classic history books, Daniel Swift revisits Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory

Podcast: Ken Burns on the Roosevelts

In this episode of the podcast, the American documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks to Paul Lay about his latest documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

The History Today Quiz: First World War Special

How well do you know the Great War?

In The Magazine

Washington is Burning

Graeme Garrard describes the events that led to the torching of the new US capital by British troops in August 1814 and considers the impact of the ‘greatest disgrace ever dealt to American arms’ on the US, Britain and Canada.

The Many and the Few: Augustus, Tiberius and Roman Ideals

T.P. Wiseman looks at how Roman republican ideals and the struggle between optimates and populares shaped the lives and legacies of the Roman imperator, Augustus, and his designated successor, Tiberius.

Dreadnoughts Without Wheels: The Schleswig-Holstein Question

Stephen Cooper and Ashley Cooper find parallels between the Schleswig-Holstein question and more recent European interventions.

Pitted Against the Bear: Britain, Russia and Crimea

Britain and Russia came close to blows over Crimea in the 18th century.

The Fire Fly on Union Mills Bridge, 1863

Roger Hudson expands on a photograph of a locomotive taken during the American Civil War by one of Mathew Brady’s team.


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