The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, Chris Skidmore charts the origins of the Tudor dynasty – from Henry Tudor's childhood imprisonment in...
A unique, private collection of exquisite, finely wrought, jewelled and enamelled make-up boxes from the 1920s–70s goes on display at Goldsmiths’ Hall this month
A treat awaits at Dawyck. No matter what the season, the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh’s third regional garden, has something special to offer the visitor.
The garden – first...
The remains of a stone church thought to have been built in the Anglo-Saxon period have been uncovered beneath Lincoln Castle. Archaeologists excavating the area to prepare for improvement...
Seven questions about the colours of the rainbow through history
There are authors who keep themselves and their views and prejudices discreetly out of their books, providing all the salient facts and not rushing off on irrelevant detours. Richard...
The winners of this year's Wolfson History Prize, Christopher Duggan and Susan Brigden, join Rob Attar for a discussion about their books and the importance of popular history
More than 1,700 historical sources have been released as part of a project by the University of Leicester, telling the story of manufacturing in British industrial cities
First came the Poles, Czechs and Latvians. Now the great anxiety in the British immigration debate is that Romanians and Bulgarians will arrive in their thousands, once they have access to...
With its imposing castle and extensive town walls, Conwy boasts some of the finest military architecture in Europe. The castle and the town it dramatically overlooks both date from the late...
To whom or what did Isambard Kingdom Brunel refer to as "my first love, my Darling"? And other questions
Jason Crowley discusses some of Athens' fiercest fighters, while Charlotte Hodgman heads to Wiltshire to meet the reconstructors of some Neolithic buildings. Rob Attar presents
How do you write a history of Europe between the Turkish capture of Constantinople in 1453 and the present day without making it seem like a list of dates? The answer of Brendan Simms...
Just months after the skeletal remains found beneath a Leicester car park were revealed to be those of Richard III, the team behind the excavation has made a new discovery in the city: a 1,...
This week's podcast features interviews with experts and volunteers involved in the building of replica Neolithic houses at Old Sarum, Wiltshire. These are images of the work in progress
Empty and neglected at the end of the 19th century, Strangers’ Hall’s illustrious history appeared all but forgotten. Constructed by Ralph de Middilton in 1320 and rebuilt in...
Were conkers used to make bandages in the First World War? And other questions
Lucy Worsley explores the health problems of past British monarchs, while Charles Emmerson explores the world of 1913. Rob Attar presents
Human bones discovered in a rubbish pit show evidence that the first permanent English settlers in North America turned to cannibalism, according to researchers. The remains of a teenage...
The decision to upgrade Britain’s nuclear deterrent – based on four Vanguard-class submarines, due to ‘expire’ in 2028 – might until recently have appeared...