This week: The Celts, Suffragettes and Robin Hood
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Alice Roberts in Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice

The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice
A new BBC series fails to give its subject the depth it deserves.

Gun show

The Right to Bear Arms
A history of gun control in Britain and the US.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood the Brute
Criminal biographers of the 18th century portrayed Robin as a cold-blooded killer.

Edward Gibbon

History is Literature
Writing history with skill and verve is not a distasteful exercise.

Suffragette film poster

Film Review: Suffragette
New film explores the lives of working-class women militants.

Portrait of Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Spain

Goya: The Portraits
The Spanish painter's works give intimate insight into his subjects' psychology.

Evelina Haverfield

A Straight Fighter
The life and legacy of a woman who sacrificed everything for her cause.

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Global Empire

Portugal and globalisation

Return of the King
The Bourbon restoration

Henry's Hollow Victory
The Battle of Agincourt

Sexual Abuse
A hidden history

The Holy Roman Ring Road
Vienna's Ringstrasse

The Byzantine Empire
A vanished world

The World We
Have Lost

Silk Roads past
and present

The Legacy of Agincourt
Britons in the
Great War

South Korean Justice
POWs are driven to their execution


An etching by Jan Luyken illustrating Matthew 24:40 'The End is Nigh'
In this article from 2007, Penelope J. Corfield considers how catastrophic visions of the end of the world have recurred throughout history, in all societies and religions.

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