History

TV historian David Olusoga: ‘My family were driven from our home by the National Front’
Letter to my younger self

TV historian David Olusoga: ‘My family were driven from our home by the National Front’

Television gave him the education his school could not, but David Olusoga’s mother was the driving force of his historical ambitions

Globe making is a dying skill, but I’m keeping the tradition going
Craftspeople

Globe making is a dying skill, but I’m keeping the tradition going

The Globemakers takes us through the journey of how to build a globe, and includes fascinating vignettes on history, art history, astronomy and physics

Self-portraits: The surprising history of the selfie
Art history

Self-portraits: The surprising history of the selfie

From the Renaissance to camera phones, here’s how the selfie has evolved

The 18th-century astronomer who sparked a modern love story
behind the book

The 18th-century astronomer who sparked a modern love story

Fixing my mental health with my grandfather’s old map
Mental health

Fixing my mental health with my grandfather’s old map

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Marriage: A feminist history
LGBT+

Marriage: A feminist history

Aleister Crowley and the secret history of UK witches in World War II
history

Aleister Crowley and the secret history of UK witches in World War II

Goodbye Eastern Europe: Finding the remains of a lost world
History

Goodbye Eastern Europe: Finding the remains of a lost world

How the ‘Other Renaissance’ shaped the modern world
History

How the ‘Other Renaissance’ shaped the modern world

What photo wallets tell us about the history of photography
Cultural history

What photo wallets tell us about the history of photography

Top 5 books on Restoration Britain, chosen by Jack Jewers
British history

Top 5 books on Restoration Britain, chosen by Jack Jewers

Generations on, making peace with the trauma of my past
Generational trauma

Generations on, making peace with the trauma of my past

Eddie Piller’s electrifying trip back to Mod’s second wave
Memoir

Eddie Piller’s electrifying trip back to Mod’s second wave

I thought Noël Coward was dated. How wrong I was
Biography

I thought Noël Coward was dated. How wrong I was

The man who never gave up on peace
Good Friday Agreement

The man who never gave up on peace

How the Twist ignited Cambodia’s musical golden age
Music

How the Twist ignited Cambodia’s musical golden age

Alan Lomax created a ‘global jukebox’ for us all
Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax created a ‘global jukebox’ for us all

Nothing Special review: A fictional peek into the world of Warhol
novel

Nothing Special review: A fictional peek into the world of Warhol

Britain on strike: Have we reached boiling point?
Strike action

Britain on strike: Have we reached boiling point?

Bloody Sunday: Why we need the human stories that history textbooks leave out
Julieann Campbell

Bloody Sunday: Why we need the human stories that history textbooks leave out

The forgotten cabinet makers who were more influential than Chippendale
history

The forgotten cabinet makers who were more influential than Chippendale

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Karla-Simone Spence: The Confessions of Frannie Langton ‘is as dark as it can get’
tv interview

Karla-Simone Spence: The Confessions of Frannie Langton ‘is as dark as it can get’

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise
Opinion

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise

Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss
recommended

Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce on Kim Philby drama: ‘You can have a lot of fun in the spy genre’
espionage

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce on Kim Philby drama: ‘You can have a lot of fun in the spy genre’