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Eb0f1753654cff1630386503eeba7c5d Bobby @Bobby - about 11 hours ago
A Haitian Queen in Georgian Britain
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125f097c91a427394e6d36ae98c72376 Elaina @Elaina - 1 day ago
Gold Llama | History Today
The Inca Empire emerged out of Peru’s Andean highlands in the 13th century and, at its greatest extent, stretched for about 3,500 miles down the western flank of South America. It was then the largest empire in the world, ruling a population of around 11 million. The Inca...continued
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151d593186e8e56663df3ed32962360f Dayton @Dayton - 4 days ago
On the Spot: Danielle Terrazas Williams
The Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City. Wiki Commons/Gobierno CDMX.Why are you a historian of colonial Mexico?As an African American and Mexican American, I wanted to research the African diaspora through my heritage.What’s the most important lesson history has taught y...continued
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F83221f06565aed5272a3e729d6efe18 Alexander @Alexander - 5 days ago
Latest History Books | History Today
Normal Normans?For many, the Normans epitomise the medieval period: known today for their actions as conquerors, castle-builders, kings and warriors, our perceptions of this most prominent of medieval peoples continue to shape our understanding of European history between...continued
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6fbf27ec08c2f7663e39dc017353475e Josiah @Josiah - 5 days ago
The War in Words | History Today
The Ringgold Light Artillery Battery of the Union Army on drill, c.1860 © Courtesy Brady National Photographic Art Gallery Washington DC.The American Civil War burned itself into the American identity as the Union and Confederacy fought across large swathes of the country...continued
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B9fae85d63d3cf084c4f15cdbd0ccaba Giles @Giles - 6 days ago
Sea Change | History Today
Detail of the Mary Seacole statue at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. Matt Brown/Wiki Commons.Helen Rappaport’s In Search of Mary Seacole is a major new study of its Jamaican-born subject, voted top of the list in a 2004 poll of ‘100 Great Black Britons’ and previously the s...continued
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7094e9deddcf03241ed9894017ba09bc Rose @Rose - 6 days ago
Noisy Neighbour | History Today
Old St Paul's Cathedral, from Early Christian Architecture by Francis Bond. Wiki Commons.St Paul’s Cathedral is London’s premier church. Dedicated to the City’s patron saint, from its elevated position on Ludgate Hill it has been the focal point of the City of London sinc...continued
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61d3ff630fa6a556085f59f9ba20938e Assunta @Assunta - 7 days ago
No Dinner Party | History Today
As Mao Zedong put it, a revolution is ‘not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture’, but ‘an act of violence by which one class overthrows another’. Lenin would not have disagreed but preferred to extol revolution as ‘the festival of the oppressed and t...continued
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34392094b518c79e322481ceb0004cbf Colin @Colin - 7 days ago
All That Is Not Good
Stained glass window showing Julian of Norwich, Norwich Cathedral. Alamy.When the news is full of images of suffering, it feels difficult – almost wrong – to concentrate on anything else. How can ordinary work, meetings, emails, teaching or writing matter, when the world ...continued
Julian
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Ed258c85465a50dee9e6425ecf24849d Wilmer @Wilmer - 8 days ago
Scotland Too | History Today
Scotland’s involvement with transatlantic slavery has become increasingly well known in recent years, but remains something of a controversial topic. Some Scots still prefer to characterise the history of their nation in terms of victimhood (of English imperialism), while...continued
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37ec91099450fc2fc637c77e78953759 Anderson @Anderson - 11 days ago
Normal Normans? | History Today
For many, the Normans epitomise the medieval period: known today for their actions as conquerors, castle-builders, kings and warriors, our perceptions of this most prominent of medieval peoples continue to shape our understanding of European history between 900 and 1200.H...continued
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A83b4d2292ad0135445fc0a7644d14c3 Joe @Joe - 11 days ago
Legalised Lawlessness | History Today
A search for arms on the Jerusalem-Jaffa Road, 1938. Library of Congress.Historians of the British Empire have a fondness for writing very long books. If the global scale of the subject helps to explain this tendency so, perhaps, does the lure of Gibbonian glory. Jan Morr...continued
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C0decc0c6b5bd408c22c456fa130a368 Marie @Marie - 12 days ago
When did the Medieval Period End?
‘The medieval persists’: stained glass depicting two minstrels c.1885, attributed to James Egan, a former employee of William Morris. Art Institute of Chicago.‘Humanist scholars certainly thought themselves to be living in a new age’Bridget Heal, Professor of Early Modern...continued
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7bcb1d07c0ef7a8d3ef21a145cb66a5c Giovanni @Giovanni - 13 days ago
Weighing up the Evidence | History Today
Map of the universe according to the theories of Tycho Brahe, from Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia Macrocosmica, 1660 © Granger/Bridgeman Images.It is one of the most famous quotations that was never said: Eppur si muove (And yet it moves). Galileo Galilei’s muttered protest ...continued
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E5a600388a4be6ed5b515081737d8445 Angus @Angus - 14 days ago
Are You Not Entertained? | History Today
Wilson Barrett and Maud Jeffrie in The Sign of the Cross, 1932. Chronicle/Alamy.The chariot scene from Ben Hur (1959) remains one of the most spectacular moments ever committed to celluloid. Costing around a quarter of the film’s total budget and shot using a team of 70 s...continued
Togas
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Bcc328421e41493288f095ab9a711673 Roger @Roger - 18 days ago
Concrete Plans | History Today
The fame of Albert Speer, the minor classical architect who rose to become the industrial boss of the Third Reich, has brought about a notion that each dictator has an architect on hand to translate his dreams into built reality. Actually, Hitler was fairly exceptional in...continued
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3fb9059c39d0a39c0a9f0cf17b7858fc Priscilla @Priscilla - 19 days ago
A Worthy Cause? | History Today
At the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 Mr Frederick Gonner Worth was a junior business partner in the wine merchants Messrs. Delattre and Worth. Based in Canon Street, he was responsible for the London side of the business, while his associate, Monsieur Delatt...continued
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A2a551348d8c100384339e6c21255e06 Abbie @Abbie - 20 days ago
Gifts for the Nation | History Today
Ben JonesFew contemporary philanthropists would consider giving money to ease the national debt. But in 1928, Winston Churchill – then the Chancellor of the Exchequer – announced an anonymous charitable gift of £500,000 to a new fund, set up to pay off the UK’s substantia...continued
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C8fdc7c246b9dd38f4ef160727d6eec5 Monserrat @Monserrat - 21 days ago
The Long Shadow of the First Crusade
Charles V of France and Emperor Charles IV feast while  the Siege of Jerusalem is re-enacted, from the Grandes Chroniques  de France, c.1380. Alain Le Toquin/akg-images.Called by Pope Urban II in Clermont in 1095 with the aim of taking Jerusalem and other Holy sites from ...continued
First crsade
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E5a600388a4be6ed5b515081737d8445 Angus @Angus - 22 days ago
Confess Your Sins | History Today
In a confessional box in Tuscany in 1639, a priest named Francesco Mei took a confetto and put in his mouth. He then he told 17-year-old Brigida Gorini to take it in her own mouth and suck it, before forcing her hand on his penis. Gorini reported his abuse anywhere betwee...continued
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E77c53a55e474cb5ad875ffdba0be8e5 Leda @Leda - 25 days ago
Moscow’s Divide and Rule | History Today
A Red Army tank in Rakov during the Soviet invasion of Eastern Poland, 1939 © akg-images/Universal Images.The overwhelming support for Ukrainian refugees in Poland suggests that the two nations have overcome decades of mutual hatred which had allowed Russia to divide and ...continued
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367ec04c80b95de4cfdf036599b35350 Garnet @Garnet - 26 days ago
The Black Legend of the House of Dudley
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1f7b605070774dac8bb3c859143de9d2 Jeffrey @Jeffrey - 27 days ago
When the World Came to Shanghai
Buck Clayton, c.1930. Heritage Image Partnership Ltd/Alamy.I reached the international city of Shanghai in July [1933], with the sun beating down on the Bund, the harbor full of Chinese junks, foreign liners and warships from all over the world. It was hot as blazes. I di...continued
Shanghai
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Ed258c85465a50dee9e6425ecf24849d Wilmer @Wilmer - 28 days ago
The Murder of Hintsa | History Today
Chief Hintsa of the Gcaleka Xhosa, c.1800s © Africa Media Online/Mary Evans Picture Library.There are many inconsistencies in the stories surrounding the murder of the Xhosa chief Hintsa, executed by British forces in the Cape Colony in 1835. What is incontrovertible is t...continued
Hintsa
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B2ab4609b89b7e7c7408477bb01daf27 Jimmy @Jimmy - about 1 month ago
Mind the Authority Gap | History Today
Choose wisely: Woman in a Bookshop, cover design for the quarterly magazine, ‘The Yellow Book’, by Aubrey Beardsley, c.1895. The Stapleton Collection/Bridgeman Images.This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wolfson History Prize, the UK’s most prestigious prize for hi...continued
Books
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