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History

Travel to the past with the best history stories, from Ancient Rome to World War II. The Archive has the history stories you crave, from military sagas to exploring the New World.

Isaac Newton's Historic Feud With a Conman

He was determined to take down William Chaloner, an audacious coiner.

Bagpipes Used to Be Classified as Weapons of War

These musical instruments weren't always considered harmless.

Balloonomania: 18th-Century Europe’s Obsession with Hot Air Balloons

Scientists and showmen alike tested the limits of the new invention.

6 Fossil Hunters Who Dug Up Clues From the Past

Their discoveries changed our perception of prehistory.

A Brief History of Opium

An ancient drug with modern implications.

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II, 1926—2022

Elizabeth II died peacefully after a historic 70 years on the throne.

Amazon Warrior Women: Separating Fact From Fiction

Does the fascinating Greek legend have any basis in reality?

8 Fascinating Facts to Know About the Wars of the Roses

We're taking a look at this series of influential English civil wars.

13 Entertaining and Informative YouTube History Channels

The video-sharing site has content for every kind of history buff.