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
On a typically wet November evening, the historical literati gathered at Crypt on the Green in Clerkenwell, London to award the 2017 Crowns for the best historical writing of the last year. The rain didn’t dampen spirits – over 100 publishers, agents, authors and fans were in attendance to see the winners take home the […]
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The British Library’s new exhibition marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Jason Hewitt gets a sneak preview. As we have all experienced, the last twelve months has seen a series of seismic political shifts taking place across the western world. Whether it’s the surprise Brexit vote, the election of Trump, or France’s ousting of her political […]