The Original White Elephant

The unsettling story of Barnum's White Elephant.

Magna Carta at 800

The Magna Carta's 800th birthday is this year.

Making the Middle East

Better know the Middle East

Nelson Mandela’s Release

February 11th marks a quarter century since the release of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

That Old Scroll is Actually an Egyptian Book of Spells!

A mysterious document turned out to be a book of Egyptian book of spells, according to a newly-completed translation

Cuban-American Relations Through The Years

After 55 years, diplomatic relations have been re-established between the United States and Cuba.
Napoleon's signature

Napoléon’s Signatures: The Story of a Decline in Handwriting

As Napoléon’s career and mental conditions declined in his later years, his signature suffered greatly.

Trotsky’s New York Minute

Trotsky in New York.
Winston Churchill and Bernard Baruch

Was Winston Churchill a “Drunk in Charge”?

Winston Churchill's status is history is decided. His status as a drinker is disputed.
Nuremburg Trials Defendants in the Dock

Anniversary: The Nuremberg Trials

On November 20th, 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, the Nuremberg War Crime Trials began. ...