Mary Chamberlain was the first author to be published by pioneering women’s press, Virago. As this week marks the 45th anniversary of the company’s founding, Mary remembers those early years. On 18 June 1973 Carmen Callil registered Virago Limited at Companies House. Its business? Book Publishing. Marsha Rowe and Rosie Boycott were listed as directors. […]
This month we’ve got a real treat for history fans. We’re giving away a bundle of six books from Pen & Sword, including new titles from historians Lindsay Powell and Naomi Clifford. Just follow the instructions below to enter. You’ve got four chances to win and can enter using any or all of the options: 1. Sign […]
History by the River is a monthly panel event with a social buzz for lovers of books, history and good beer. It’s a chance to get together with fellow readers and authors to hear about the best new historical writing, then discuss it all over a drink afterwards. BUT IN MAY WE ARE HISTORY IN […]
Civilisations (Episode 1, BBC2 Thursday 1st March, 9:00pm) is about history in two senses. On the one hand there is the story of the hard-to-define stuff we call civilisation, now quite rightly pluralised to include other cultures, on the other there is the history of television itself. It is nearly fifty years since Kenneth Clark […]
This month we’re giving away a bundle of new historical fiction and non-fiction from Orion Books. One lucky history fan will win FIVE new books, including latest releases from Christian Cameron and Simon Turney. Just follow the instructions below to enter. You’ve got four chances to win: 1. Sign up to the Historia mailing list. We promise […]
Catherine Hokin tells the story of Birmingham activist and campaigner, Jessie Eden.
Katherine Clements speaks to Bettany Hughes about women in history, gender equality and her love affair with Istanbul. ‘When I very first went into the BBC a producer said, “Nobody wants to be lectured at by a woman”.’ 25 years, 3 books and 250 million viewers later, I think it’s safe to say, that producer was […]
We asked members of the Historical Writers’ Association which books are on their Christmas list, and which they are giving