"It was long ago, and it was far away, and it was so much better than it is today." ~ Meat Loaf
A massive fleet set sail for Hispaniola in 1654 to conquer the Spanish Caribbean island for the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell. Things did not go to plan.
The scarcity of wolves in medieval England probably contributed to their fearsome reputation.
From Stefan Zweig to Svetlana Alexievich, our series profiling writers who confronted history through literature is now available to read for free.
Twenty questions with historian of the Islamic world, Paul M. Cobb. 'Tudors or Stuarts? Bickering tyrants of a petty island kingdom.'
As the Industrial Revolution wrought widespread social changes, female cotton industry workers' lives changed dramatically.