Unveiling a  masterpiece: the opening night of Citizen Kane, New York City, 1941.

By Richard Cavendish

One of the greatest films of all time made its debut on May 1st, 1941.

Battersea Power Station in 1934

By History Today

Questions on the first Republican presidential candidate, the Plantagenets and China's eunuch spies. 

Painting of the Rajah of Sarawak in 1847 by Francis Grant

By Richard Cavendish

The first White Rajah of Sarawak was born on April 29th, 1803.

Refugees in 1945

By James Snell

How apt is the comparison between the current crisis and the aftermath of the Second World War?

By Sponsor

Award-winning history playwright, Howard Brenton, whose previous plays include Anne Boleyn (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Drawing the Line (about the 1964 Indian Partition at Hampstead Theatre) introduces his latest play about T. E. Lawrence’s new life after Arabia

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Ancient and modern: Tim Peake's photograph

By Dale Kedwards

A medieval map combined with a view of the Earth from space is a reminder of humanity’s ancient desire to chart the world from above.

By Marc-William Palen

US presidential candidates are reprising the arguments of a century ago.

By Dean Nicholas

A German map published in 1507 was the first to name the continent.

By Rhys Griffiths

Native America's post-war history in ten works of art. 

Henry Street, Dublin

By Richard Cavendish

The attempt to overthrow British rule and found an Irish Republic began on April 24th, 1916.