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24th February 2015
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The Tudors in 50 Moments is available to download for £2.29/$2.99
16th January 2015
From Henry VII’s victory at the battle of Bosworth in 1485 to the dazzling reign of Elizabeth I, our new interactive mini-guide for iPad or iPhone charts the history of England’s best-known royal dynasty...
Napoleon Bonaparte © Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library / Alamy
14th January 2015
It was a failure that brought to an end his hundred days reign, and saw him exiled on the island of St Helena until his death five years later. Now, a letter of surrender sent by the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte...
Richard III © Georgios | Dreamstime.com
7th January 2015
The perception of Richard III as a nasty villain who murdered his nephews is “one of the greatest injustices of history” according to Philippa Langley, a screenwriter who led the search for the remains of...
'Racton Man' – copyright The Novium museum
19th December 2014
A quarter of a century after his skeleton was discovered on West Sussex farmland, 'Racton Man' has been revealed as an important warrior chief of the Bronze Age
The princes in the Tower (The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
3rd December 2014
Following the success of the Richard III exhumation, there may be a case for analysing the remains of other eminent individuals such as Elizabeth I and the princes in the Tower, historian Dan Jones has said
Cars drive past Stonehenge. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
3rd December 2014
More than 8,500 people have put their names to a petition objecting to a proposal to build a traffic-easing dual carriageway and road tunnel by Stonehenge
Richard III remains (University of Leicester)
2nd December 2014
New genealogical research proves “beyond reasonable doubt” that the remains discovered underneath a Leicester car park in 2012 are those of the last Plantagenet king, Richard III
Image credit University of Leicester
2nd December 2014
A leading historian has called into question the validity of new data that is said to prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that the remains discovered underneath a Leicester car park in 2012 are those of Richard...
German soldiers, WW1, Christmas 1915 (Popperfoto/Getty Images)
25th November 2014
It has fiercely divided public opinion, being branded ‘dangerous and disrespectful’ by the Guardian, and hailed by others as a beautiful tribute to soldiers. But for First World War expert Professor Mark...
24th November 2014
How did Britain grow to become a global, industrial superpower? Over the course of an hour, historian Dr Seán Lang will guide you through the nation’s past – from Stonehenge to the Scottish referendum
24th October 2014
It is unlikely that Tutankhamun died in a chariot crash, as was previously thought, because he had a clubbed foot that would have prevented him from riding in one in the first place
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