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.

These Essential Authors Were Shaped By Their Time in War

Time on or near the front lines shaped these authors' lives and work.

The Unparalleled Power of the Praetorian Guard of Rome

Meet the infamous bodyguards of the Roman Empire—and find out how they lost their once-legendary power.

29 Facts About Black History That You Might Not Know

Celebrate the African American men and women who made history.

13 Old School War Movies Every Trooper Needs To Watch

Bring military action home to your couch with these classic war films.

The Mesmerizing History Behind 4 Endangered Languages

As the pool of speakers shrinks, these languages could be lost forever.

5 Bloodthirsty Monarchs Who Slayed Their Way to the Throne

Nothing could stand in the way of these rulers' ambitions—not even their own families.

The 5 Most Humiliating Defeats In Military History

Superior numbers sometimes just mean a chance at superior embarrassment.

Queens, New York is Home to a Hidden Civil War Fort

Originally designed to defend the East River, Fort Totten is now open to the public.

The Unbelievable Tales of History’s Most Unlikely Victories

These three battles shaped the fate of the world—especially because their results were so shocking.

The Fascinating Folklore Origins of Santa Claus

We’ve all heard of the jolly gift-giver—but how did he come to be synonymous with Christmas?

9 Intriguing Facts about the Boston Tea Party

Every American knows about the tossed tea that sparked a revolution—but there's more to this story than what you learned in third grade.

Mitsuo Fuchida's Fascinating Life Story Winds From Pearl Harbor to the Pulpit

Once one of America's most noted enemies, Fuchida converted to Christianity in later years and spent decades preaching across the United States.

Own a Piece of History With the Oldest Log Cabin in America

Live in the wonders of the past with this historic log cabin.