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“While Queen Victoria gave birth to many children, she did not necessarily like babies. “An ugly baby is a very nasty object,” she protested…”

Queen Victoria’s children

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After the plague struck, sending London’s population plummeting to 40,000 from a peak of 80,000 in 1300, opportunities for women multiplied…

Post-Black Death: a ‘golden age’ for medieval women?

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“Napoleon was one of the rudest monarchs in history: he attacked in conversation as well as on the battlefield…”

Bad manners, pomp and circumstance and a game of thrones: Inside the court of Napoleon Bonaparte

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“First-class accommodation offered cabins ranging from £30, to private suites costing an astronomical £870 – more than £66,000 in today’s money…”

The story of the Titanic

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“The burning lasted months, not days: Pepys recorded that cellars were still burning in March of the following year…”

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Great Fire of London

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“I might not like all illicit marks, but they at least involve somebody having thought creatively about how to avoid getting caught…”

A brief history of graffiti and creativity

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Several British aircraft in WW2 were named after UK towns – eg Short Stirling, Avro Lancaster, Handley Page Halifax, etc. Which of these places did NOT share its name with a plane used by Britain in WW2?

History quiz – paintings, rivalries and WW2 aircraft

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"His political principles, his wartime leadership, his role as the ‘Great Emancipator’, and his resolute defence of popular government spoke then, and have continued to speak, to peoples across the world…"

Abraham Lincoln, the United States and the world

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“To the outside world their relationship looked nothing short of perfect. But in reality the president had numerous affairs…”

The 7 best couples in history

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On this day in 1788, the first fleet of British convicts arrived at Botany Bay in Australia…

Convicts and colonisers: the early history of Australia

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“‘Little Britain’ is a postwar myth. We were not little; we were not David against Goliath. We actually had much in our favour…”

The Battle of Britain

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“Trump’s election resembles Thomas Jefferson’s in 1800, Andrew Jackson’s in 1828, Abraham Lincoln’s in 1860, Franklin D Roosevelt’s in 1932 or Ronald Reagan’s in 1980. As in all those cases, the winner represented himself as an insurgent change-maker…”

Donald Trump’s unsurprising victory

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“Far from being a spent force, the speeches Churchill gave in 1946 arguably led to his most important legacies…”

Did Churchill’s postwar speeches save the world?

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“The assassinations remind us of the power that a single, symbolic event – however deeply it may be enmeshed in larger processes – can wield over history…”

The shot that sparked the First World War

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“Top tip: Castle-building materials are big and bulky. If at all possible, try and move them by water, even if you have to build a dock or canal to do so…”

How to build a medieval castle

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“Elizabeth II was, like Victoria and Elizabeth I before her, never meant to be queen…”

Elizabeth II: the queen who saved the royals

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When were film trailers first shown and why are they called ‘trailers’ when they come before the film rather than trail after it?

Q&A: When were the first film trailers shown?

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On this day in 1486, Henry VII married Elizabeth of York…

Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of rare talent

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