People around the world are today mourning the death of Nelson Mandela.
South Africa’s first black president, Mandela led the fight against South Africa’s apartheid regime – a system of racial segregation which oppressed the black majority.
As part of our new series, Dr John Wills, a senior lecturer in American history at the University of Kent, reviews Saving Mr. Banks – a biographical drama about PL Travers, the Australian creator of children's literary classic Mary Poppins
They were the price Britain paid for dominating the waves from an island surrounded by rocks. But, as Dr Sam Willis will reveal in his new television series, shipwrecks also played a vital role in British culture, inspiring playwrights and transforming murder laws
In the first of a new series, Peter Ling, Professor of American Studies at the University of Nottingham, reviews Parkland - a new film recounting the assassination of JFK from the perspectives of those who witnessed it first-hand