History Today

An embattled emperor offered guidance to his successors in the shape of a ‘mirror for princes’.

Hospital or home birth has rarely been a simple choice.

The inventor of the saxotromba, saxhorn, saxtuba and saxophone was born on 6 November 1814.

At first glance, the Ackers and Reid volume comes as a bit of a surprise. First, the cover is a surprise, because a painting of women climbing out...

The Gallipoli campaign of 1915 was one of the great military disasters of the First World War. The initial plan was to send a flotilla of old...

With his Four Princes, John Julius Norwich uses four great rulers, each of whom was outsize in his own way, to cast light on their age...

The stories we tell define who we are as individuals and as a society, without which we struggle to understand ourselves. This is the central...

‘Oh, the novel jokes of the merry muse of history’, wrote Nikolai Sukhanov to describe the events of October 1917 in Russia. That the Bolsheviks...

Oral history breathes fresh life into a deadly battle of the Second World War.
 

A history of the Korean peninsula beyond the north-south divide.