A pottery vessel bought at a garage sale for a pittance turns out to be a 4,000-year-old archaeological treasure. An avid collector of antiquities and oddities, Karl Martin bought this pot and another at a car boot sale in Willington, Derbyshire, for £4 (a whopping five bucks and a dime at the current rate of exchange). He thought it might be old, very old even, and he liked its simple [...]

Fri, Nov 30, 2018
Source: The History Blog
The Best History Books 2018

History Today

From the Thirty Years War to the ancient civilisation of Iran, from Anglo-American rivalries in the desert to the persecution of indigenous peoples, historians select their favourite books of the past year. [...]
Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Source: History Today
The Rise of Japan

Paul Lay

When it comes to rapid world-changing events, the Meiji Restoration has few equals. [...]
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
Source: History Today
The Last Emperor

Miles Taylor

The voice of the British monarch carried considerable weight in imperial India. Its slow silencing mirrored the retreat of Britain from the subcontinent. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: History Today
What's Wrong with Liberalism?

David Wootton

‘The greatest good for the greatest number' flounders when society cannot agree on what is ‘good' – or ‘bad'. [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: History Today

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