History

Bloody Sunday: Why we need the human stories that history textbooks leave out
Julieann Campbell

Bloody Sunday: Why we need the human stories that history textbooks leave out

Author and poet Julieann Campbell’s book On Bloody Sunday features interviews with people who were there. She hopes it will address the misconceptions

The forgotten cabinet makers who were more influential than Chippendale
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The forgotten cabinet makers who were more influential than Chippendale

William Ince and John Mayhew may not be the best known cabinet-makers of the 18th century, but their influence still resonates. In a new book, Hugh Roberts and Charles Cator explore the enduring legacy of a pair of quiet achievers

Can you help solve the mystery of this Black flower seller in 1800s Hastings?
History

Can you help solve the mystery of this Black flower seller in 1800s Hastings?

A group of artists hopes to tell her story as part of a new exhibition documenting the role women of colour have played in British history

Karla-Simone Spence: The Confessions of Frannie Langton ‘is as dark as it can get’
tv interview

Karla-Simone Spence: The Confessions of Frannie Langton ‘is as dark as it can get’

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise
Opinion

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise

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Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss
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Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce on Kim Philby drama: ‘You can have a lot of fun in the spy genre’
espionage

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce on Kim Philby drama: ‘You can have a lot of fun in the spy genre’

How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film
thriller

How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film

Michael Morpurgo on War Horse turning 40: ‘There will be no future without peace’
Culture

Michael Morpurgo on War Horse turning 40: ‘There will be no future without peace’

Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands
exile

Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands

Sorry, I Didn’t Know: ‘This show is decorating Black history with humour’
TV

Sorry, I Didn’t Know: ‘This show is decorating Black history with humour’

12 Black Britons everyone should know about
Social Justice

12 Black Britons everyone should know about

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II
Books

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II

JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother’s childhood secret
Books

JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother’s childhood secret

The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland
Books

The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland

Bad Gays: A Homosexual History is one of the most original queer history books of recent years
book reviews

Bad Gays: A Homosexual History is one of the most original queer history books of recent years

A surprising dark secret in Dartmoor prison
Books

A surprising dark secret in Dartmoor prison

Chad Orzel: What happened to history’s missing 10 days?
Books

Chad Orzel: What happened to history’s missing 10 days?

The Disappearance of Josef Mengele review: A post-Holocaust hunt for the Angel of Death
Book reviews

The Disappearance of Josef Mengele review: A post-Holocaust hunt for the Angel of Death

Epic Annette: A life of resistance and remarkable courage
Books

Epic Annette: A life of resistance and remarkable courage

How Herbert Ponting captured Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition
Books

How Herbert Ponting captured Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition

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Author Scott Anderson on the last CIA survivor of the Cold War
Books

Author Scott Anderson on the last CIA survivor of the Cold War

How Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, staged his own rehabilitation
Books

How Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, staged his own rehabilitation

‘Evil’ or ‘planet struck’: How the curious ways we described deaths in the past shaped how we live now
Andrew Doig

‘Evil’ or ‘planet struck’: How the curious ways we described deaths in the past shaped how we live now

UK’s first Black bookshop hopes crowdfunder will save it from closure
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UK’s first Black bookshop hopes crowdfunder will save it from closure