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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...
Elvis's underpants © Omega Auctions
Feature
11th April 2014
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Quiz
11th April 2014

Who had a dog called Boy? And other questions

News
11th April 2014
The security service spent years investigating a Communist plot to take over the scouting movement in the years after the Russian Revolution, previously unpublished files from the...
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11th April 2014
Podcast
10th April 2014
Scott Anderson discusses the famed adventurer Lawrence of Arabia, while Helen Rappaport speaks to us about the tragic daughters of Tsar Nicholas II 
The skeleton of 'Racton Man' - copyright the Novium museum in Chichester
News
10th April 2014
Scientists may be on the verge of solving the mystery of a 4,000-year-old skeleton discovered on farmland near Westbourne in the 1980s. The skeleton – known as Racton Man because...
Jane Asher launches Cakespeare (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London
News
9th April 2014
He is one of the world’s most famous playwrights, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Now, to mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s...
Ivory okimono of a copulating couple © Science Museum, Wellcome Collection
News
8th April 2014
An 18th-century chastity belt and phallic Roman amulets are to be used to enrich sex education for secondary school pupils. In an attempt to help students discuss challenging topics,...
Painted ladies at Kensington Palace signal secret with fans - Chris Puddephatt
Feature
8th April 2014
The Men Who United the States
Book Review
8th April 2014
Adam IP Smith commends an imaginative survey of the men and institutions responsible for building the United States
Ancient Egyptian mummified human head - copyright University of Cambridge
8th April 2014