While US sanctions on Iran reinforced the importance of domestic trade and production, Rafsanjani's policies ultimately empowered the middle class.
London's winters used to colder—and a bit more magical, thanks to chilly conditions on the Thames River. "Frost fairs" were popular public celebrations.
A new theory sheds light not only on the fate of the Franks, but on the extent of Dutch resistance to the Nazis.
Read up on some of the fascinating history of the City of Lights before you head off on your next romantic vacation.
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and leader who dominated his small island nation's history for half a century, is dead at 90.
The Weimar Republic is famous for failing, but considering its turmoil and crisis, it's surprising how long it actually lasted.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, won and lost fortunes, giving into a compulsion that pitted her against some of society’s most notorious ne’er-do-wells.
The very things that made Catherine Howard's time as Henry VIII's queen so pleasant became a cudgel with which to beat her.
Scholarship traces the birth of the archive to natural philosophers like John Aubrey.
Nine hundred and fifty years ago, Normans sailed across the English Channel, landing on England on September 27, 1066. The Norman Conquest had begun.