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Feature
23rd April 2014
Ellen Longley is head of humanities at The Dearne ALC in Barnsley
Quiz
22nd April 2014

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 11 history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Ellen Longley, head of humanities at The Dearne ALC in...

William Henry Jackson. Collection Marc Walter / Courtesy TASCHEN
22nd April 2014
Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, by Clouet, 1558 © Royal Collection Trust
Feature
21st April 2014
Kulich is a rich, buttery Russian sweet bread usually eaten at Easter
Feature
19th April 2014
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Quiz
18th April 2014

In which modern country was the ancient city of Ur? And other questions

News
18th April 2014
An "unusual" hoard of 44 Norfolk wolf coins produced in the latter stages of the 1st Century and found in south Norfolk have been declared treasure, BBC News reports. The...
Podcast
17th April 2014
Miranda Kaufmann reveals the role played by Africans in Tudor exploration, while Gus Casely-Hayford explores the ancient African city of Timbuktu
Command and Control
Book Review
17th April 2014
Michael Goodman explores an idiosyncratic take on the US's attitude to nuclear weapons during the 20th century
Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger - copyright GL Archive/Alamy
Feature
17th April 2014
Mummy undergoing CT scan at Royal Brompton Hospital © Trustees of British Museum
Feature
16th April 2014
16th April 2014
David Gunn is a history teacher at Camden School for Girls in London
Quiz
15th April 2014

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 12 history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Mr David Gunn, a history teacher at Camden School for...

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News
14th April 2014
All evidence points to the Leicester skeleton belonging to Richard III, archeologist Mike Pitts has said. In an exclusive interview with History Extra, the editor of British...