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F8a6248ab1c5ce893cb03b8d7e3ab08b Cyril @Cyril - 2 days ago
Illyria Found | History Today
Johann Georg von Hahn is not a fluent and engaging travel writer. From the evidence of these selected translations from the original German, his journeys into the mountain valleys of central Albania (extracted from his three-volume Albanian Studies) and his last expeditio...continued
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A6c0c46e61817f7ae594dd513e06b21d Elliott @Elliott - 2 days ago
A Historic Turning Point? | History Today
Few of us would have believed at the end of 2019 that the coming year would be more awful than the year past. But 2019 had one final gift for us: 31 December was the day that authorities in Wuhan, China confirmed they were treating dozens of cases of an unknown illness. T...continued
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2f3192374c3e88221a336dc5d319c4a3 Zetta @Zetta - 4 days ago
A Queen on Trial | History Today
To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access  Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email d...continued
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30ac4bba47a0498502bf602bad16409a Meggie @Meggie - 5 days ago
On the Wrong Side of History
Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Ward), by Herbert Rose Barraud, 19th century © Bridgeman Images. In February 1912 a capacity crowd of 9,000 filled London’s Royal Albert Hall, which had been decorated for the occasion in the black, white and pink colours of their cause. Some 20,0...continued
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Eac8a1ccc60323b8c8f2660965836fef Immanuel @Immanuel - 6 days ago
Illuminating Conspiracy | History Today
New Haven, Connecticut,  4 July 1798. The President of Yale, Timothy Dwight, announces the name of an apocalyptic and conspiratorial threat facing America. Referencing the Book of Revelation, he declared that the end was close, the Antichrist was abroad in the land and ag...continued
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E77c53a55e474cb5ad875ffdba0be8e5 Leda @Leda - 9 days ago
Trust in Change | History Today
A leader in the Daily Telegraph, published on 25 September and headlined ‘The National Trust needs to drop its woke nonsense’, propounded a series of theses about what the National Trust, the charity for heritage conversation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, exists...continued
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Efd687c46d03677522c615b86a341217 Emmie @Emmie - 10 days ago
The Goths Take Rome | History Today
Roman warrior holding the head of an enemy between his teeth, cast from Trajan’s Column, 1862 © Luisa Ricciarini/Bridgeman Images. During a welcome period of Mediterranean peace in AD 8, a swift judgment from Rome’s first emperor sent the Latin poet Ovid into exile: it ...continued
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62b830bbc5092803336a4f6bb9370281 Manley @Manley - 11 days ago
Medicine Woman | History Today
Rollins Pass, Moffat Road, 1906 © Bridgeman Images. The narrative landscape of the American West is defined by stories of endurance, compassion and bravery in the face of seemingly impossible odds. In a small mountain town in the Rocky Mountains, Doc Susie Avenue owes i...continued
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62b830bbc5092803336a4f6bb9370281 Manley @Manley - 12 days ago
The Crown Lost at Sea
From Peter Langtoft’s Chronicle of England, early 14th century © Bridgeman Images. This year marks the 900th anniversary of the worst maritime disaster suffered by the English Crown and, arguably, by England. The tragedy of the White Ship, which sank on 25 November 1120...continued
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13026bc1164d1ff880b91138506d70e7 Ismael @Ismael - 13 days ago
Interspecies Violence | History Today
This is a history of violence. Thoughtful, probing and deeply researched, Between Light And Storm chronicles, in themed chapters, an abusive relationship – between people and the animals we have hunted, slaughtered, skinned, stuffed, subjected to experiment, imprisoned an...continued
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6c170accf2ec5f1d4dbc252c635bb25c Erik @Erik - 16 days ago
A Lost City in the North Caucasus
For practically all of its recorded history, the North Caucasus has been caught between empires. In the seventh and eighth centuries, the Arab caliphates fought the Turkic Khazar khaqanate for control of its strategic mountain passes, key choke points along the Silk Roads...continued
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7caeec7c88c24f5d4f9a4c169eb9f70c Maureen @Maureen - 17 days ago
Pigs Might Try | History Today
In December 1457 a sow and her six piglets were arrested in Savigny for the ‘murder’ of a five-year-old boy. Together with their owner, Jehan Bailly, they were dragged off to jail; and a month later, they were put on trial before the local judge. According to the court re...continued
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69ab36bf73ce82cc3579c8f2504f3bac Gregoria @Gregoria - 18 days ago
Was there a Women’s Renaissance?
‘Don’t be born a woman in Florence, if you want your own way’Dale Kent, Professorial Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne and author of Cosimo de’ Medici and the Florentine Renaissance (Yale, 2000). The Renaissance was a rebirth ...continued
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725ac8c62bcc32f06195cf20b372a31a Muriel @Muriel - 19 days ago
William Cecil’s Perilous Year | History Today
William Cecil served as Elizabeth I’s senior minister from her accession in 1558 to his death in 1598. He ceaselessly counselled, planned and manoeuvred, the solid foil to a brilliant and complex woman. In 1571, the queen rewarded him with a peerage, creating him Baron Bu...continued
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7094e9deddcf03241ed9894017ba09bc Rose @Rose - 20 days ago
Lesbian ‘Obscenity’ Suppressed | History Today
On 9 November 1928 Bow Street Magistrates Court was crowded. D.H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow had been successfully prosecuted for obscenity in the same courtroom 13 years earlier. Now it was the turn of The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. The perceived obscenity in Hall...continued
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56a34dc91390858efd1999c86a89c348 George @George - 20 days ago
Grim Outlook | History Today
On the eve of its demise after the First World War, the Ottoman Empire could still claim to be one of the largest empires in the world. It owed its impressive size not to the feats of its most famous sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, but rather to his father, Selim the Gr...continued
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1f7b605070774dac8bb3c859143de9d2 Jeffrey @Jeffrey - 20 days ago
On the Spot: Camilla Townsend
Why are you a historian of Native America?When I began to read the histories that the 16th-century Nahuas (or Aztecs) wrote, I felt I had been admitted to a great chamber of knowledge which had been buried for far too long. What’s the most important lesson history has tau...continued
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422f200971248def7ffc1673a54fa3cb Grayce @Grayce - 23 days ago
Execution of a Feminist | History Today
The year before Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, another writer, Olympe de Gouges, published a comparable call for equality during the turmoil of revolutionary France.De Gouges’ Déclaration des droits de la femme et de la citoyenne, publishe...continued
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0a3d7829480267a63997ae3c91bb2ebe Adelia @Adelia - 23 days ago
Royal Disappointment | History Today
Edward the Confessor is principally remembered because his death in January 1066 – and arguably his policies prior to that point – led to the Norman Conquest later that year. His earliest biographers, anxious to absolve him from any responsibility for that catastrophe, wr...continued
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69ab36bf73ce82cc3579c8f2504f3bac Gregoria @Gregoria - 23 days ago
Rejecting the New Normal | History Today
The experience of Rhodesia, the former white power settler state, appears newly relevant as a surge of global isolationism and nativism undermines liberal norms. Dylan Roof, the perpetrator of the 2015 massacre at a historic black church in South Carolina, wore a jacket b...continued
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C0decc0c6b5bd408c22c456fa130a368 Marie @Marie - 23 days ago
Hermaphroditus and Salmacis | History Today
The Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II, moved the Habsburg court from Vienna to Prague in 1583. Thanks to his patronage, the Bohemian capital attracted many of the greatest talents of their time: the astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler; the botanist Charles de l’Ecluse...continued
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B9fae85d63d3cf084c4f15cdbd0ccaba Giles @Giles - 23 days ago
Doctor Who? | History Today
When the White Rabbit asked how he should tell his story, Alice was not deceived by the King’s apparently straightforward instructions: ‘Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.’ How can a narrator decide exactly what that beginning should be...continued
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56a34dc91390858efd1999c86a89c348 George @George - about 1 month ago
The Burning of a British Library
The British Library’s manuscript collection is founded on that amassed by the antiquarian Robert Cotton in the early 17th century. Gifted to the nation in 1701, it was stored at Essex House on the Strand for several years before safety concerns led it to be moved somewher...continued
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A59a299a48e660a4cad891f05afdefa8 Geovany @Geovany - about 1 month ago
Serendipity of the Scholars | History Today
One aspect of life which has been radically curtailed this year has been the chance encounter. When everyone is trying to limit their contact with other people, all kinds of passing interactions have become necessarily brief and often fraught. Now that every activity requ...continued
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10f64d8d0be1cc890068d55fc752e9ee Alexandro @Alexandro - about 1 month ago
The Price of Life | History Today
Gum merchants, Senegal River Valley region, coloured engraving, 1796 © Archive Charmet/Bridgeman Images. Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, historians have been quick to note apparent parallels between this pandemic and other moments of widespread disease in humani...continued
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