History Today

Faced with an extortionate rise in the price of kosher meat, Jewish women in New York’s Lower East Side employed protest tactics borrowed from the radical political movements that prospered in their neighbourhood. 

Columbus kept a daily journal recording his encounters with the indigenous peoples of the New World. But what did they think of him? 

We ask leading historians 20 questions on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on the Tudors ...

Both history and historical fiction depend on a combination of imagination and rigorous research. The difference is found in the balance of these ingredients. 

It is not just the Christian musical tradition that has struggled to differentiate between the sacred and the profane. 

If Bolivia is so rich, why is it so poor? 

The UDBA is probably the least known major espionage agency of the Cold War. It remains influential, despite the break-up of the country it was formed to defend. 


Dig deeper into Canada’s history and one encounters a more challenging past than its modern image suggests.

Michel de Montaigne was not just the inventor of a genre, nor merely the author of the Essays, which have gripped readers from...