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The Siege of Rochester

The struggle between King John and his barons turned into open warfare at Rochester Castle in 1215. Yet the story of how the fortress came to be besieged has not been fully understood, says Marc Morris.

The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars

Though attention this year has been focused on the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, the decisive blows that defeated Napoleon were landed at sea, says James Davey.

Liberty and the Common Law

England’s legal system, which has since spread beyond its country of origin, resulted from an uncommon combination of centuries of input from a wide variety of sources. Harry Potter traces its roots and follows its branches.

Агресия или безразличие: границите на национализма по време на Балканските войни, 1912-1913 г.

Статията изследва особеностите и формите на балканския национализъм. Балканските войни се разглеждат като установяващи прецедент за този век на масово етническо прочистване в най-лошите му форми. Черногорците се стремят да покръстят, изгонят или…

Science and Superstition: A Landmark Witch Trial

In 1615 Katharina, mother of the great scientist Johannes Kepler, was accused of witchcraft. Ulinka Rublack asks what her landmark trial tells us about early-modern attitudes towards science, nature and the family.

Peter the Great's Special Book

The reforming Tsar sought to westernise his empire, yet in 1723 he published an uncompromising reassertion of his absolutist doctrine, which has traditionally marked Russia’s national consciousness, says Antony Lentin.

World War I

PPT for causes, courses and consequences of World War I.

The Tragedy of the Commons

The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality

The Plague (4 min. video)

In the Middle Ages, the bubonic plague ravages Europe in one of the most deadly pandemics in human history.

Medieval Europe

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PPT/PDF of Tom Richey about franks, feodalism end knights. The feudal system is a political system that was prevalent in Europe in between the eighth and fourteenth centuries. Most of the agricultural society was largely supported by the feudal…

Egypt gives go ahead to look behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb to try and find grave of woman who may have been his mother

Perhaps the most celebrated and widely recognized Egyptian artefact has to be King Tut’s tomb, however recent discoveries point towards another monumental findings not very far from Tut’s grave. Egyptian authorities have approved the preliminary…

History of World War I: 100 Years Ago, May 1915: Italy Goes to War – Why?

We already know that the Great War did not “break out” suddenly and unexpectedly but had been wanted for quite some time by the elite of the European countries, that it was considered inevitable, that it was carefully prepared, and finally, that it…

First step on the road to Waterloo

Marisa Linton explains how Jacques-Pierre Brissot helped to initiate the French revolutionary wars, as he and Robespierre debated whether conflict with Austria should be a ‘crusade for universal liberty’.

A Society Built On Slavery

The extent to which Britons were involved in slave-ownership has been laid bare by a project based at University College London. Katie Donington shows how one family profited.

The Fall of Robespierre

The momentous final days of the French revolutionary are well documented. Yet, argues Colin Jones, many of the established ‘facts’ are myths that do not stand up to scrutiny.

The Rise of the Sons of Mars

The struggle for control of the straits dividing Sicily from southern Italy brought the two great empires of the Mediterranean, Carthage and Rome, head to head. It was a world in which ruthless mercenaries prospered.

The Road to Runnymede

Magna Carta was born of the loss of King John’s French territories and his increasingly desperate – and expensive – attempts to regain them, argues Sean McGlynn.

All that his great men could expect from him was dishonour … He forbade his chief men…

The World We Have Lost

Too many historians and commentators view history from a western perspective. In doing so, they turn their back on the roots of our global system, argues Peter Frankopan.

Muslims in Hitler's War

The Nazis believed that Islamic forces would prove crucial wartime allies. But, as David Motadel shows, the Muslim world was unwilling to be swayed by the Third Reich's advances.