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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Portugal and globalisation


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The Bourbon restoration


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The Battle of Agincourt

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A hidden history


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Vienna's Ringstrasse


The Byzantine Empire
A vanished world


The World We
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Silk Roads past
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The Legacy of Agincourt
Britons in the
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South Korean Justice
POWs are driven to their execution

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An etching by Jan Luyken illustrating Matthew 24:40 'The End is Nigh'
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