History Today

The historian of Russia on Dostoevsky, Foucault and sympathy for the Bolsheviks. 

The peoples of Germany's African colonies recovered from the conflict against all the odds.

Child genius, engineer, inventor and physicist, Nikola Tesla died on 7 January 1943.

Before the British Empire and the Atlantic slave trade, Africans lived freely in Tudor England.

The pain of war had at least one positive side-effect: medical advances in haematology.

The grand funeral of Anne of Cleves, the neglected fourth queen of Henry VIII, took place during the reign of Mary Tudor, when English Catholicism was resurgent.

At the beginning of the 20th century the Great Powers competed for the right to extract the vast oil reserves around the Iraqi city of Mosul. The motivation – and prize – was energy security. 

A self-critical author writing his memoirs sounds like a contradiction in terms. Angus Roxburgh, though, has produced a book that illuminates...

Patrick Baty has worked as a historic paint specialist on an impressive array of buildings and monuments, from Hampton Court Palace and Tower...

The Atlas of Rome is a landmark in the long history of mapping the Eternal City. It provides a digitally produced contribution to a...