Britain would not be as it is today without the Greeks of the 5th century BC - even though our democracy continues to show itself imperfect. However, as I. F. Stone shows, much of what we believe about the Ancient Greeks is myth and many of the actors were not heroic.
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This is a true story, a late Victorian/early Edwardian sensation that stayed firmly in the public eye for a decade.
To celebrate the publication of Daughters of Time, five of The History Girls write about some of their favourite forgotten women from the past.
Meike Ziervogel explores the life of the notorious Magda Goebbels, wife of Hitler's propaganda minister, in her new novel Magda
The Victorians invented crime-solving methods that are still used today. D.E. Meredith tracks down the 19th-century detectives