Historical

European Christians who converted to Islam in the Ottoman Empire were vilified as traitors who had defected to the archenemy. But there is a big difference between official propaganda and the lived experiences of these ‘renegades'.

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Tue, Jan 02, 2018
Source: History Today

At the beginning of the 20th century the Great Powers competed for the right to extract the vast oil reserves around the Iraqi city of Mosul. The motivation – and prize – was energy security.

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Wed, Dec 20, 2017
Source: History Today Articles

Though it is now best known as the title of a TV game show, the Wheel of Fortune was one of the defining images of the medieval world view.

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Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Source: History Today Articles

A self-critical author writing his memoirs sounds like a contradiction in terms. Angus Roxburgh, though, has produced a book that illuminates...

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Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Source: History Today

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