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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.

4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Roman Gladiators

These combatants of the ancient world still fascinate us today.

What Is Guy Fawkes Night?

Remember, remember, the fifth of November...

The Bittersweet History Behind Armistice Day

The final day of WWI has become an anniversary of respect and remembrance for fallen soldiers.

The Irish Potato Famine and Its Impact on European History

The blight had devastating consequences on the island and beyond.

10 Eccentric Historical Laws

Some of these shocking mandates are still on the books.

William McGonagall, the Worst Poet in History

Disgruntled audiences pelted him with rotten eggs.

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.