The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Sarah Foot reveals how Swein Forkbeard triumphed over Anglo-Saxon England 1,000 years ago, to become the first...
A new exhibition at the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek, the Netherlands, tells the stories of some 2,000 Dutch war brides who travelled to Canada to be with their wartime loves
Was Mary, Queen of Scots a keen golfer? And other questions
Until now, ‘famine plot’ was an obscure term linked to the history of food shortages in pre-revolutionary France. Tim Pat Coogan’s The Famine Plot is about a far more...
Anna Whitelock explores the contradictions of the Virgin Queen's private life in a lecture recorded at our recent Tudors Day in Bristol.
A German bomber shot down off the coast of Kent in the Second World War has been lifted from the English Channel after more than 70 years. The Dornier 17 plane, believed to be the only...
One of the most controversial figures in Scottish history, Mary, Queen of Scots, will be under the spotlight at the National Museum of Scotland later this month
The advent of railways transformed a rural parish into a hive of industry. The first railway station appeared at Crewe in 1837, but the town’s growth really began when the Grand...
Chris Skidmore describes how the first Tudor king seized the crown from Richard III at Bosworth, while Brendan Simms examines Europe's past, present and future. Matt Elton presents
An archaeological dig near Caernarfon has uncovered evidence of both a Roman construction camp and an early medieval cemetery, recently published analysis reveals. The Roman site is thought...
Will the right answers flow in this week's quiz?
Traces of DNA in ancient bones discovered in various places around the planet suggest that Mycobacterium tuberculosis has been in evidence for as long as Homo sapiens. In the 1880s the slow...
Maternity is one of the key tests of any health care provision. And maternity care in England and Wales is said to be struggling to cope with rising fertility, more ‘high-risk’...
Gunpowder was first produced at this site in the 1660s and as explosives developed so the complex expanded until it finally became a research facility for rocket propulsion in the late 20th...
Posters, film clips, cartoons, textbooks, flags, postage stamps and even paper bags are now on show at the British Library, demonstrating the enduring power of propaganda
A new museum housing the hull of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, has opened in Portsmouth. As well as some of the thousands of artefacts that were found with the remains of the...
This weekend sees the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. We bring you some images from a recently-opened exhibition at Westminster Abbey commemorating the event
Who is Mount Everest named after? And other questions
Written with customary verve, Norman Stone’s account of the Second World War is an elegant and authoritative history. Brief but never breathless, it finds space to reflect on the post...
To accompany this week's podcast with members of the cast and crew of the award-winning Horrible Histories TV series, some photos from our recent set visit