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    What are the Cinque Ports?

    It was to combat this danger that a federation was formed of coastal towns, predominantly in Kent and Sussex, to ensure there were always...

    How Kissinger transformed the Cold War

    Rana Mitter considers the life and legacy of one of the US' most influential – and contentious – diplomats, Henry KissingerMatt EltonPublished: April 17,...

    Roman pizza, the Black Room, and renovation: 4 incredible things we learned from Pompeii: The New Dig

    Have you ever had the feeling when looking around your home that, perhaps, it might need a little TLC – only to discover that...

    “It’s rare that a television show actually changes people’s lives”: 15 years of Horrible Histories

    On the podcast | Horrible Histories: 15 years of death, poo and talking ratsBen Ward: Richard doesn’t give himself enough credit, because there had...

    Sathnam Sanghera on the legacy of empire

    Read more | The British empire in 1923: the story of the imperial project's territorial heightBut the positives have been incredible. I’ve met young...

    Lord Byron: life of the week

    Corin Throsby delves into the life, writing and love affairs of the Romantic poet Lord Byron, one of the 19th century's most scandalous celebrity...

    Thomas ‘Boston’ Corbett: the man who killed Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth

    Who was Boston Corbett?Corbett hailed from Britain. Born in London in 1832, Corbett emigrated to the US around 1839 with his family, settling in...

    When and why did the US get involved in WW2?

    Here, Professor Evan Mawdsley shares in detail why and how the United States of America became involved in the conflict, the arguments against the...

    Who was Schinderhannes and why is he known as the ‘German Robin Hood’?

    Johannes Bückler, also known as Schinderhannes, still has plenty of fans today who see him as the ‘German Robin Hood’. Posterity has painted him...

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