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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.

Battle of Midway: The Nimitz Plan That Failed

An unexpected development required quick thinking.

Bletchley Park Was the Center of Allied Code-Breaking

The full scope of its intelligence work remained a secret until the 21st century.

What Really Happened During the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

The Corps of Discovery set out to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.

Prince Felix Yusupov, the Aristocrat Who Murdered Rasputin

He assassinated the mystic at an ostensible housewarming party.

11 Infamous Hoaxes That Fooled the World

What’s better than a true story? A story that’s too good to be true.

The Cambridge Five Spy Ring Passed WWII Secrets to the Soviet Union

Recruited straight out of university, these British intelligence officers were secretly moles.