George Washington, Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Welcome Stranger all feature in this week in history
If a plan you make backfires and you end up as the person suffering from it rather than the intended victim you are said to be hoist with your own petard
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