The wonderfully named Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen – AKA the Red Baron – has gone down in history as one of /the/ great fighter pilots. And rightly so
Sunday evening television is looking good for fans of historic fiction, with The Musketeers and Mr Selfridge going head to head. Or would you prefer a trip to the museum this weekend?
On 7 June 1917, around 600 tonnes of explosives, planted by British tunnellers, detonated under German trenches at Messines in Belgium.
We were excited to hear about the discovery of a previously unknown pharaoh this week
Scottish independence, stem cell research and GDP are dominating the headlines at the moment. But what was going on during this week in history?
The scene in Shakespeare's Henry VI Part One, where at the start of the conflict members of the rival factions chose red or white roses in the Temple Garden to symbolise the side they supported, is great drama - but pure invention
Although the word 'restaurant' dates from 18th-century Paris, it wasn't until the mid-19th century that a fashion for fine dining really caught on in London