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The Other 300

19th-century drawing of the Battle of the Winwaed (655) between Mercia and Northumbria, by Patrick Nicolle © Look and Learn/Bridgeman…

France’s Kyivan Queen

Ukraine has been part of European history since before the Norman Conquest. Remarkably, in the middle of the 11th century,…

War Orgasms

Winston Churchill with a Tommy Gun, Hartlepool, 1940 © Bridgeman Images. As the sensational subtitle – more befitting a penny dreadful…

The Hebrew Insurgency

A Haganah fighter dashes across a human bridge over barbed wire, Tel Aviv, 1948. Everett Collection Inc/Alamy. In the years between…

The Great Tom Fuller

Thomas Fuller, 17th century. GRANGER/Alamy. Samuel Taylor Coleridge once said that two writers above all others excited in him ‘the…

A Haitian Queen in Georgian Britain

Jacques-Victor, Françoise-Améthisse and Anne-Athénaïre Christophe. Anonymous, c.1810. Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien. Katie Holyoak May 17, 2022 at 02:05PM

Gold Llama

The Inca Empire emerged out of Peru’s Andean highlands in the 13th century and, at its greatest extent, stretched for…

On the Spot: Danielle Terrazas Williams

The Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City. Wiki Commons/Gobierno CDMX. Why are you a historian of colonial Mexico? As…

The War in Words

The Ringgold Light Artillery Battery of the Union Army on drill, c.1860 © Courtesy Brady National Photographic Art Gallery Washington…

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Normal Normans? For many, the Normans epitomise the medieval period: known today for their actions as conquerors, castle-builders, kings and…