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0e8bbdb1e225a468900a861824b0da05 Hannah @Hannah - about 1 month ago
Bombs for Peace | History Today
Lee A. Merlin is crowned Miss Atomic Bomb, Las Vegas, 1950. Prismatic Pictures/Bridgeman ImagesIn 1969, North Yorkshire was unknowingly under siege. The market towns of Pickering and Whitby faced a looming existential threat: a nuclear bomb. Due to be detonated in North Y...continued
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222d8c41bd81f4a6d7b47e2341f0ffca Jarod @Jarod - about 2 months ago
Boudica Lite | History Today
Boudica depicted in John Cassell's Illustrated History of England, 1857.Duncan Mackay’s Echolands is difficult to summarise. The subtitle doesn’t really do it: the book is less about finding Boudica and more an exploration of the layers of material her escapades left behi...continued
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Cc9f6ece4882994c85a7dc0305a4b841 Marjory @Marjory - about 2 months ago
Churchill Off Record | History Today
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7caeec7c88c24f5d4f9a4c169eb9f70c Maureen @Maureen - about 2 months ago
The Balkans: Doomed to Disunity?
‘The Balkans, a false note in the European concert’, German cartoon from Der Wahre Jacob, 12 October 1909.On 10 February 1948, Joseph Stalin welcomed the veteran communists Georgi Dimitrov and Edvard Kardelj to the Kremlin. The Red Army’s sweep across Eastern Europe had p...continued
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Eb0f1753654cff1630386503eeba7c5d Bobby @Bobby - about 2 months ago
The Water of Life | History Today
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A59a299a48e660a4cad891f05afdefa8 Geovany @Geovany - about 2 months ago
Warsaw in Flames | History Today
Civilian prisoners captured during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943. Buyenlarge Archive/UIG/Bridgeman Images.The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is one of the events most readily associated with the history of the Holocaust, a focal point of Holocaust commemoration. Even as the wa...continued
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E77c53a55e474cb5ad875ffdba0be8e5 Leda @Leda - about 2 months ago
The Death of Stalin’s Son
Yakov Dzhugashvili following his capture, on a German airfield, 1941. Alamy.Shortly after the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945, Allied military intelligence agents unearthed a container of top secret files in the garden of a senior German diplomat. One set of microfilme...continued
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34392094b518c79e322481ceb0004cbf Colin @Colin - about 2 months ago
It’s Bliss | History Today
Hercules Protects Painting from Ignorance and Envy, Andries Cornelis Lens c.1763. Royal Museum of Arts, Antwerp/Wiki Commons.Ignorance can have its merits, not least for readers and critics of books. As the 18th-century satirist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg observed, ‘one ...continued
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725ac8c62bcc32f06195cf20b372a31a Muriel @Muriel - about 2 months ago
Martyrdom of an Old Believer
The Burning of Archpriest Avvakum, by Grigoriy Myasoyedov, 1897. Alamy.Archpriest Avvakum Petrov spent the last 14 years of his life in a pit in Pustozersk, high above the Arctic Circle. Born around 1620, he had become a leader of the Old Believers in the schism that spli...continued
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C83c832ac4865208bba7331dd2976162 Izaiah @Izaiah - about 2 months ago
Lost Movies | History Today
Fred Ott’s Sneeze, an early kinetoscopic film produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company, 1894. Alamy.On 3 November 1927, Hollywood stars were out in force for the premiere of the silent film The Devil Dancer. Directed by Fred Niblo – who had recently wowed audiences wi...continued
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394b4c0c4dd468b433ba43c77bdbb708 Bart @Bart - about 2 months ago
All Among the Watchtowers | History Today
The Berlin Wall, November 1989.Perhaps more than any former Eastern Bloc state, East Germany continues to exude a strange fascination for many. Images of the Berlin Wall with its barbed wire, watch towers and ‘death strip’, as well as stories of the all-seeing, all-knowin...continued
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725ac8c62bcc32f06195cf20b372a31a Muriel @Muriel - 2 months ago
Don’t Look Up | History Today
Ben JonesOne of the largest social movements in recent Hawaiian history took place in the summer of 2019 at the foot of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano located on Hawai‘i island, also known as the Big Island. Thousands of kia‘i, or ‘protectors’, of the mountain braved the co...continued
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54935a891902e2aabfc16d0ef9ab31da Americo @Americo - 2 months ago
Reflecting on the Past | History Today
Clio, Greek Muse of History, by Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, 1558-1617. Alamy.In the last ten years, I’ve written some 50-odd columns for this magazine – enough words to fill a small book. They add up to a manifesto of how I think we should do history, the value of history i...continued
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9c02f74a2060b9a7d8d9cd41fd6c26ed Clarissa @Clarissa - 3 months ago
A Test Case for Tolerance
Jean Calas with his family ahead of his execution, French coloured engraving, 18th century © Stefano Bianchetti/Bridgeman Images.It was the evening of 13 October 1761. Pierre Calas found the body of his older brother, 29-year-old Marc-Antoine, hanging in a downstairs door...continued
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394b4c0c4dd468b433ba43c77bdbb708 Bart @Bart - 2 months ago
The Liberation of Lilith | History Today
Adam protecting a child from the snake, identified as Lilith. Fresco in Strozzi Chapel by Filippino Lippi, Florence, 15th century. Alamy.The Jewish demoness Lilith is well known in the present day. A seductive, child-killing monster, she appears in everything from video g...continued
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10f64d8d0be1cc890068d55fc752e9ee Alexandro @Alexandro - 2 months ago
The Wing of Friendship | History Today
Charles Dickens with family and friends on the porch of Gad’s Hill. Georgina Hogarth is on the bottom right, c.1865. Bridgeman Images.Georgina Hogarth was one of the most important women in Charles Dickens’ life. He called her his ‘best and truest friend’ and said that sh...continued
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0da67bf7aa16c0b7dda10df8b0c1a695 Alvah @Alvah - 2 months ago
Messy Beginnings | History Today
Mughal emperor Jahangir holding a portrait of his father, Akbar the Great, 17th century. Bridgeman Images.Nandini Das’ captivating new book about Sir Thomas Roe’s embassy to the court of Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1615-19 begins with a map. With its detailed coastlines, u...continued
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6232f8a636fcadbbec0b89d4f6ded6e2 Ericka @Ericka - 2 months ago
On the Spot: Rosa Andújar
Statue of Salomé Ureña in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Wiki Commons/Phyrexian.Why are you a historian of ancient Greece?I went to university intending to study maths and physics, but was inspired to learn ancient Greek by a brilliant teacher.What’s the most importan...continued
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25dc49998970e9ad413d98493dfe5d6c Teagan @Teagan - 2 months ago
Ancient Outtakes | History Today
Second century mosaic at the Bardo National Museum, Tunisia, depicting Panther-Dionysus scattering pirates, who are changed to dolphins. Photographed in 2012, Wiki Commons/Dennis Jarvis.The classicist Adrienne Mayor first came to public attention with The First Fossil Hun...continued
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30ac4bba47a0498502bf602bad16409a Meggie @Meggie - 2 months ago
Terror and Oranges | History Today
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041490c94bd26a3efdf85d49d9b013ba Alexie @Alexie - 2 months ago
Does the Concept of the Third World have any Historical Value?
Pocket globe, c. 1775. Cambridge University Library/Google Arts and Culture.‘The so-called Third World rarely acted collectively’Hazem Kandil, Professor of Historical and Political Sociology at the University of CambridgeCatch-all terms are inherently inaccurate, though t...continued
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54935a891902e2aabfc16d0ef9ab31da Americo @Americo - 2 months ago
American Moppets | History Today
 ‘The ‘Belarus-5’ in an ordinary Soviet house,’ photographed in the 1960s. Wiki Commons/Карпенко Микола Михайлович.In the 1990s, a version of the satirical puppet show Spitting Image arrived on Russian television. A Muscovite once told the story of his father, who took gr...continued
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041490c94bd26a3efdf85d49d9b013ba Alexie @Alexie - 2 months ago
The First Folio | History Today
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56a34dc91390858efd1999c86a89c348 George @George - 3 months ago
Codes and Crowns | History Today
Cipher used between Mary, Queen of Scots and Guillaume de l’Aubespine, Mauvissière’s replacement as ambassador, late 16th century. The National Archives.Mary, Queen of Scots was a prolific letter-writer. Thousands of her letters survive in collections across the world, in...continued
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Ac7d6ae4836b778c0e45d9f73deed0cb Delia @Delia - 3 months ago
On the Spot: Richard J. Blackett
Martin Robison Delany, by an unidentified artist. Print published c. 1865. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.Why are you a historian of 19th-century America?Arriving in Pittsburgh, my interest was piqued by the life of Martin Delany, a leading intellectua...continued
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