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Funeral pyramids and temples from the Kingdom of Kush dating from 800 BC to AD 350 at Meroe, Sudan

ROMAN EMPIRE

Desert Legions: the Romans in Africa

The River Nile and a thirst for commerce and land led the armies of Rome deep into Africa.

Sebastian Munster's map, published in 1540, the first to show America as a continent

EXPLORATION

So, Who Did Discovery America?

An Islamic scholar from Central Asia may have discovered the New World centuries before Columbus – without ever leaving his study.

Kitty Marion is arrested after heckling Lloyd George at the Royal National Eisteddfod, Wrexham, September 5th, 1912

SUFFRAGETTES

The Weaker Sex?

The Edwardian suffragette movement orchestrated a campaign of terror in the years before the First World War. Why has it been ignored?

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CRUSADES

The Crusades: A Complete History

A comprehensive account of a compelling and controversial topic, whose bitter legacy resonates to this day.

Albert Speer presents Hitler with a model of the German Pavilion designed for the World's Fair in Paris, 1937

GERMANIA

Hitler's Dream Capital

Albert Speer's plan to transform Berlin into the capital of a 1,000-year Reich would have created a vast monument to misanthropy.

A plantation in Suriname by Dirk Valkenburg

SURINAME

Britain's forgotten South American colony

The short-lived colony of Willoughbyland, in what is now Suriname, was both verdant and dangerous. In the end, it was exchanged for New York.

Charles Laughton in The Private Life of Henry VIII, 1933

HENRY VIII

A King Caught on Camera

Was Henry VIII a good-natured buffoon or an egotistical tyrant? Your answer is likely to depend on which cinematic portrayal you have seen most recently.

Christ before Pilate, Mihály Munkácsy, 1881

CHRISTIANITY

The Strange Afterlife of Pontius Pilate

The enduring legacy of the Roman governor who faced the ultimate politician's dilemma.

Map of the Sykes-Picot Agreement


MIDDLE EAST

Architects of Failure: 100 years of Sykes-Picot

How an agreement signed in 1916 became shorthand for western treachery, greed and the impact of colonial machinations on the lives of local peoples.

WESTRALIA

A Separate Australia

Western Australia's desire to secede as 'Westralia' in 1933 was undermined by a change in Britain's attitude towards its Empire.

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