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Birth of the Emperor Caligula

The future emperor was born on August 31st, AD 12.<p>Caligula was a nickname meaning ‘Little Boot’ or ‘Bootikin’ that was bestowed on the future emperor …

Ancient History

'Battle of Hastings sword' fails to sell at auction

<b>A medieval sword possibly taken as a trophy during the Battle of Hastings has failed to sell at auction.</b><p>The "extremely rare" broadsword belonged to Humphrey De Bohun, a kinsman of William The Conqueror.<p>Sir Humphrey fought at Hastings in 1066, where Christie's auctioneers think he could have …

BBC History Magazine

The UK's best selling History magazine<p>BBC History Magazine aims to shed new light on the past to help you make more sense of the world today. …

Unlock The Library - History Extra

The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine

Palace urged to take role in Richard III reburial

A-levels: 'Hitler and the Henrys' still dominate in history

A study by the OCR exam board finds that large numbers of sixth-formers are still focusing on the Tudors and European dictators as part of A-levels in history<p>Teenagers are flocking to study European dictators and the Tudors as part of A-levels in history despite repeated attempts to broaden the …

Top 10 Plantagenet podcasts – from the Black Death to Richard III

Edward III, the Wars of the Roses and the reputation of Henry V all feature in our list of top 10 Plantagenet podcasts<p>The Black Death<p>John Hatcher …

Richard III

Top 10 Tudor stories

It’s one of the most fascinating periods in British history, popularised by Shakespeare, Henry VIII, the Armada and the Reformation.<p>It’s also an era …

Henry Viii

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Henry VIII

Henry VIII (1491-1547), son of Henry VII, was the second king in the Tudor dynasty. He played a significant role in the English Reformation, …

Henry Viii

Top 10 Tudor podcasts

<b>From courtiers to accidental death, we’ve rounded up 10 of our best Tudor history podcasts</b><p>The origins of the Tudors<p>Steven Gunn explains the …

Richard III

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn: Suzannah Lipscomb dispels myths about the lovers who changed history

They are two of history’s most captivating figures, their romance-turned-tragedy known the world over. But what was the true nature of the …

Revealed: the secrets of the Tudor cross-dressers

<b>A new study explores female cross-dressing in 16th-century London – and suggests that sexual pleasure was a key part of its appeal</b><p>Cross-dressing may …

Short Hair

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Tudors

The Tudor dynasty is one of the best known in history, popularised by the likes of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Edward VI. But do we really know all …

Tudor Period

44 Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now

They just can't. They simply cannot.

Medieval

10 things you need to know about the battle of Bosworth

The battle of Bosworth, which took place on 22 August 1485, was the last significant clash of the Wars of the Roses. The armies of Yorkist king …

Richard III

Imperial Spanish Practice

Unlike the British Empire, the vast realms of Philip II owed much to the Church.<p>Britons are accustomed to think of the ‘Empire’ as an experience …

World History

From the archive, 1 September 1888: Jack the Ripper claims his first victim

Another crime was committed in Whitechapel early yesterday morning which is even more revolting than that which was discovered recently in the same district of London. As Constable John Neill was walking down Buck’s Row, Thomas-street, Whitechapel, about a quarter to four o’clock yesterday morning …

Death of Pope Adrian IV

Richard Cavendish remembers the death of England's only pope, on September 1st, 1159.<p>According to one report, Adrian IV died after choking on a fly …

Christianity

Henry V: the cruel king

Few English monarchs enjoy a loftier reputation than the ‘hero’ of Agincourt. Yet, says Ian Mortimer, the real Henry V was a cold, aloof man, prone …

Philippa of Lancaster, Queen of Portugal

Philippa of Lancaster did not marry until she was twenty-six years old, quite late for a princess of her rank. Her father, John of Gaunt, arranged a …

A Tudor Romance: Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon

Henry VIII was not the only Tudor prepared to throw contemporary convention aside and marry for love. His younger sister, Mary Tudor, was equally …