[23rd August 2012 - 16.32]
George the First was always reckoned
Vile, but viler George the Second;
And what mortal ever heard
Any good of George the Third?
When from Earth the...
[17th August 2012 - 07.47]
The General noticed that one of his soldiers was behaving very oddly. Over several days on the parade ground, in the office, in the barrack-rooms,...
[16th August 2012 - 11.08]
The ship that carried Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated mission to the South Pole 100 years ago has been discovered off the coast of...
[14th August 2012 - 05.59]
The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Cameron Balbirnie considers the origins of the Vikings and reveals the...
[9th August 2012 - 14.16]
Commercial trawling is threatening some of the world’s most historic shipwrecks, according to experts.
With an estimated 42 per cent of...
[2nd August 2012 - 14.41]
The American flags planted on the moon’s surface by Apollo astronauts are still standing, images taken from a NASA spacecraft have revealed....
[27th July 2012 - 10.46]
The body of 19th-century military leader Giuseppe Garibaldi is to be exhumed in response to doubts about its true location. Garibaldi, who played a...
[27th July 2012 - 07.53]
In good King Charles's golden days,
When Loyalty no harm meant;
A Furious High-Church man I was,
And so I gain'd Preferment.
Unto my Flock I daily...
[20th July 2012 - 12.32]
Experts from the University of Reading believe they have found evidence to suggest Iron Age people in Britain ate foods and used seasonings imported...
[20th July 2012 - 07.13]
The artist, author and founder of the Arts & Crafts movement William Morris (1834–1896) was in Paris during the summer of 1889 as a...