World History

'Suspicious' art from Nazi dealer to go on show in Germany

Five years after the spectacular discovery of Nazi-looted art known as the "Schwabinger Kunstfund," parts of the collection will be on display in …

World News

The Very Earliest War Photography: Rare and Amazing Photographs of Crimean War by Roger Fenton, 1855

The Crimean War (1853-1856) stemmed from Russia’s threat to multiple European interests with its pressure of Turkey. After demanding Russian …

History

10 Factors That Made The Black Death So Deadly

The plague outbreak of the mid-1300s, known widely as the Black Death because of the black, festering sores it produced on the bodies of its victims, …

History

Why America loses wars it starts

Since the end of World War II, why has America lost the wars it started? And why has America failed in the military interventions it made without just cause or legitimate reason? Vietnam, the invasion of Grenada, the Beirut bombings in Lebanon that killed over 240 American servicemen in October …

Foreign Policy

Ancient Egypt: 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Discovered Near Luxor is World’s Oldest Prosthetic

The wooden toe helped a priest's daughter walk about 3,000 years ago.

History

Defeat of Germany in World War II Was Possible Without U.S. Help, Russians Say

Soviet victory did not require help from Allies, the majority of Russians believe.

World News

The warrior emperor and the five phoenixes

In the blood of the man who laid a pathway to Beijing for Manchu rulers, war was mingled with loveHe is notorious for his cold calculation, credited …

Ancient History

First World War from a marketing perspective

The First World War wasn’t just about trench warfare and the victory at Vimy Ridge by Canadian troops — it was also about dollars and cents at</i> …

Canadian News

Materialism has destroyed ideals of America’s founding fathers

THIS book takes a useful and much-needed critical look at US foreign policy, very much in the tradition of William Appleman Williams’ The Tragedy of …

History

Chile police unveil declassified WWII Nazi spy documents

Chile's investigations police have declassified a trove of files shedding light on the activities of Nazi agents in the South American country during …

European History

Could the United States Have Really Won the Vietnam War?

Mark Moyar, the scholar of U.S. foreign and military policy, recently had the opportunity to update an older argument on the viability of the Vietnam …

Geopolitics

July 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine out now!

In our cover feature on the <b>death of King John</b>, Laura Ashe investigates the persistent rumours that the hated monarch was murdered.<p>Tim Benbow …

History

World War I 101: A Brief Overview of World War I

World War I commenced in August 1914 after a series of events sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Initially arranged …

Military History

Prince Philip admitted to hospital

London - British media reported that Prince Philip would not attend the Queen's Speech on Tuesday.<p>According to the reports the British royal was …

Queen's Speech

King Edward III: The family man

In the winter of 1342–43 King Edward III spent several months away from home fighting in Brittany. He kept in close touch with his family by letter, …

History

Large collection of Nazi artifacts discovered in Argentina

Argentinean police found around 75 Nazi artifacts in a collector's home near Buenos Aires. The collection provides more evidence of the presence of …

European History

Asian ‘Boat People,’ Once Opposed More Than Syrian Refugees Today, Speak Out

“There are a lot of innocent people who are refugees, and given the opportunity, [they] would give back 100 times more than what was given to them.”<p>More than 40 years ago, the fall of Saigon marked the end of the Vietnam War, prompting hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee the impending …

Refugees

Why Oliver Cromwell may have been Britain's greatest ever general – new analysis of battle reports

The battle of Worcester was Oliver Cromwell’s greatest triumph. It was the culmination of a campaign which ran like clockwork and finally ended the …

History

Europe Forever Changed: The French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars

The French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars began in 1792, just three years after the beginning of the French Revolution. Quickly becoming a global …

Military History

Cavaliers and Roundheads: The English Civil Wars

Fought 1642-1651, the English Civil War saw King Charles I battle Parliament for control of the English government. The war began as a result of a …

History

A survivor’s account of the sinking of an East India Company ship in 1807

The Ganges went down off the coast of Cape of Good Hope after a week of struggle against the roiling sea.<p>The British Library holds an account of the …

Indian History

Explore the Major Wars of History

Since the dawn of time, wars and battles have had a significant impact on the course of history. From the earliest battles in ancient Mesopotamia to …

Military History

Fifty Fantastic Facts from the First World War

How did WW1 air pilots became 'Aces'? How many shells were fired by the British during the Battle of the Somme? Why were trenches built in a zig-zag and who was the youngest winner of the Victoria Cross?<p>If you want to know the answers to these questions and many more like it, then check out these …

World War I

The ABCs of WWI, a British Wartime Alphabet Primer

D stands for dreadnought.<p><i>A stands for Austria, where the first bomb was hurled/The Bomb that was destined to startle the world.</i> So begins <i>The Child’s</i> …

Culture

Kendal Calling: Ivan Petrus Adriaenssens on the Draw of War…

Art by Ivan Petrus<b>Here’s the first of this year’s “Kendal Calling” interviews, highlighting the work of comic creators attending this years Lakes</b> …

World War I

Why Do We Share A “Special Relationship” with Great Britain?

Posted: Jun 17, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Today we regard America’s relationship with Great Britain as one of the most important and powerful alliances in the …

History

Think America and China Could Go to War? It Already Happened

The Korean War is something policymakers need to study. In November 1950, China and the United States went to war. Thirty-six thousand Americans …

People's Liberation Army

The Moor’s Last Stand and Blood and Faith review – the expulsion of Muslims from Spain

Two books, one by Elizabeth Drayson and one by Matthew Carr, investigate the harsh fate of the Moors and their heirs from the 15th to 17th centuries<p>For centuries, visitors from the rest of Europe were disgusted by Spain. The problem was not that city streets remained unpaved, or that its rough …

History

Atop Ancient Ruins, A Rock Opera About Emperor Nero Leaves Some Romans Unimpressed

Nearly 2,000 years after he held sway over ancient Rome, a notorious emperor is again causing outrage. The reason: Italian authorities approved construction of a massive stage amid the ruins over the Roman Forum for a rock opera about Nero, who ruled from 54 to 68 A.D.<p>Archaeologists and art …

Rome

The town that split the world in two

It was here that the stage was set for Brazil to become the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas.<p>At first glance, Tordesillas, a small city on the banks of the Duero River in the Valladolid Province of Spain, seems perfectly ordinary. It has an old quarter with a well-preserved Plaza …

History