History

Celebrating the 1918 Armistice resulted in thousands more deaths

November 8, 2018 2:49 pm

A week of dancing and flag-waving saw a sharp rise in casualties of the flu pandemic, as jubilant crowds helped spread the infection

In the garden of good and evil: the power of the poppy

November 1, 2018 10:47 pm

Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium by Lucy Inglis reviewed

A date with Venus in Tahiti

August 30, 2018 7:26 am

Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World reviewed

The artist who breathes Technicolor life into historic photographs

August 2, 2018 10:23 am

‘My goal is to build a bridge between the present and the past.’

Russia’s obsession with securing a warm-water port changed the history of Central Asia

June 14, 2018 5:59 pm

In the 13th century, having overrun and terrorised Europe as far as Budapest, and in the process possibly bringing with…