Blogs

Amanda Vickery
Amanda Vickery
2nd August 2011
Few Brits can doubt that they live in an old country. Museums, art galleries, country houses and castles have never been so popular. So it is odd...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
29th July 2011
This week's Friday funny, brought to you by author and journalist Eugene Byrne, concerns a joke that stems from ancient Greece in around the 4th...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
28th July 2011
Daventry District Council planning committee has approved plans to build a ‘Living History’ visitor centre to the south of the registered...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
26th July 2011
On 16 July the BBC History Magazine team travelled to Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire to take part in this year's English Heritage Festival of...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
22nd July 2011
The remains of Adolf Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, have been exhumed from a graveyard in the German town of Wunsiedel to stop neo-Nazi rallies...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
22nd July 2011
This week's Friday funny, brought to you as ever by author and journalist Eugene Byrne, takes a look at a small village in Wales that boasts one of...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
19th July 2011
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale and is a Tudor special. Professor Eric Ives considers the lasting appeal of Britain's most...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
15th July 2011
This week's Friday funny, brought to you as ever by author and journalist Eugene Byrne is a joke from William Caxton's The Fables of Aesop,...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
14th July 2011
An Italian scholar has claimed that a painting hanging in Campion Hall at the University of Oxford was created by the great Renaissance painter...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
8th July 2011
This week's Friday funny, delivered to you by author and journalist Eugene Byrne, examines the advent of the bathtub and a fictional article that...
Tamsin Rutter
Tamsin Rutter
8th July 2011
Incisions have been discovered in the front teeth of a Viking found in a suspected mass burial pit in Dorset. Archaeologists believe that the...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
4th July 2011
A new special edition of BBC History Magazine has just been released, featuring the best of the Where History Happened series that has featured in...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
1st July 2011
This week's Friday funny, brought to you as ever by author and journalist Eugene Byrne, takes a look at an old joke especially popular with medical...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
30th June 2011
A forensic examination of skeletons discovered in a collection of Yorkshire caves known as Ryedale Windy Pits has revealed that the bodies were...
Amanda Vickery
Amanda Vickery
29th June 2011
We have become accustomed to unprecedented levels of personal privacy at home. My own urban terrace was designed as a family house for a respectable...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
24th June 2011
This week, author and journalist Eugene Byrne brings us a laugh-out-loud guide to the historic city of Bath. Written by Christopher Anstey in the mid...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
23rd June 2011
Newly-released documents from the National Archives have revealed that Germany planned chemical and biological attacks as part of its invasion plans...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
21st June 2011
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, Thomas Asbridge explains how relations between Muslims and Christians in...
Julian Humphrys
Julian Humphrys
21st June 2011
Julian Humphrys, development officer for the Battlefields Trust and a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine, continues his tour round the...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
17th June 2011
In this week's Friday funny, author and journalist Eugene Byrne tells a story about Dr Horace Norton, founder of Norton College in Chicago, and a...
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