Blogs

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...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
16th June 2011
Archaeologists examining an ancient sewer beneath the town of Herculaneum in Italy have recovered 750 sacks of human excrement, thought to be the...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
10th June 2011
BBC History Magazine has launched a new book, 100 Places That Made Britain, a work that takes readers on an unforgettable journey through Britain's...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
10th June 2011
In this week's Friday funny, author and journalist Eugene Byrne takes a look at the work of journalist, author and satirist Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
9th June 2011
A coroner’s report from 1569 detailing the death of a child who drowned in a millpond whilst picking flowers, has led some historians to...
Robert Seatter
Robert Seatter
6th June 2011
Till Death Us Do Part began on 6 June 1966, following a successful pilot the previous year. The sitcom, written by Johnny Speight and produced by...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
3rd June 2011
This week, author and journalist Eugene Byrne takes a look at the respect and awe that Gurkha troops have been held in by generations of Brits...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
2nd June 2011
Scientists studying the remains of five skeletons found buried at Stirling Castle, along with four other human remains, have suggested that they...
Amanda Vickery
Amanda Vickery
1st June 2011
In the words of the anthropologist Mary Douglas, “Dirt is simply matter out of place.” The human history of dirt is the saga of our...
Robert Seatter
Robert Seatter
29th May 2011
In a Panorama programme, the Duke of Edinburgh became the first member of the royal family to give a television interview. The duke was interviewed...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
27th May 2011
This week's Friday funny, brought to you as ever by author and journalist Eugene Byrne, considers Egide Norbert Cornelisse – a soldier, a man...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
26th May 2011
Seventeen pyramids, more than 1,000 tombs and around 3,000 ancient settlements have been identified in a recent satellite survey of Egypt. Satellites...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
24th May 2011
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, David Stevenson questions why the Allies didn't march on Berlin in 1918...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
20th May 2011
This week, author and journalist Eugene Byrne goes back to the reign of the Merry Monarch, Charles II, and his relationship with John Wilmot, Second...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
19th May 2011
Researchers believe that an Egyptian princess who lived 3,500 years ago could be the first known person to have developed heart disease, after scans...
Eugene Byrne
Eugene Byrne
13th May 2011
This week, author and journalist Eugene Byrne brings us a joke about former US President Richard Nixon, who, among other things, is known for the...
Dave Musgrove
Dave Musgrove
12th May 2011
The BBC today launches a new multimedia project, based on an earlier and much neglected multimedia project. Domesday Reloaded reopens to the public...
Charlotte Hodgman
Charlotte Hodgman
11th May 2011
The National Archives in Washington DC, together with its partners, has launched a new international online database making millions of records...