To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the conflict, IWM London is currently undergoing the mother of all makeovers.
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
The Staffordshire Hoard © Birmingham Museums Trust
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.
Jeremy Paxman - BBC/Dave Williams
We were excited to hear about the discovery of a previously unknown pharaoh this week
Supplies being carried for the English besiegers of Orleans included barrels of
It sounds like an incident during an Anglo-Icelandic fishing dispute, but it was in fact a real battle, fought in February 1429 during the Hundred Years' War
Charles Dickens giving a public reading © Getty Images
A new star-studded film that tells the story of Charles Dickens' secret mistress premiered in London this week
Edward VI - image Georgios Kollidas
Scottish independence, stem cell research and GDP are dominating the headlines at the moment. But what was going on during this week in history?
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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
Fine dining became popular in the mid-19th century - image BrittaKokemor
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
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