Isaac Newton versus the Royal Mint conman
The story of the famous physicist's battle to save Britain's debased silver currency from a powerful and devious conterfeiter.
Dover Castle: Built on Becket’s blood
Why Henry II’s greatest fortress was reconstructed to assuage his guilt over the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Swimming with the Tudors
An eccentric 16th-century handbook that encouraged Tudor Englanders to take to the waters.
The curious adventures of the men who were trapped thousands of miles from home.
How infighting, slavery and mutiny darkened the early history of Bermuda.