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.
The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev famously pounded his shoe at a United Nations meeting in 1960. Anecdotes of erratic behavior like this are unsettling.
On the little-known hippie youth culture of the USSR.
The First World War witnessed the first major use of chemical warfare, but by the Second World War deterrence seemed to work.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, are the "High Holy Days" of the Jewish calendar.