Viking Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Enduring misconceptions obscure what the seafaring Norse people were really like.

Behind the Crown: 12 First-Class Books About Royalty

Mad for the monarchy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the great royals of the past.

11 Absorbing Novels You'd Never Guess Were Historically Accurate

These historical fiction novels don't sacrifice accuracy for style or verve.

Explore Secret Subterranean Tunnels in Malta's Historical Capital City

A labyrinth of lost tunnels, once used as shelter, lay beneath Valletta's shining artifices.

The Naples Underground Offers an Endless Timeline of Neapolitan History

Roman aqueducts, WWII shelters, art, and caches abound in the tunnels below the surface of Naples.

A Medieval Village Lost to the Tides of Times is Resurfacing

The 13th-century village Fabbriche di Careggine has been underwater since 1946.

One War Ends, Another Soldiers On: V-E Day 75 Years Later

Continents continued to shift and war went on even as people around the world celebrated.

Discover Leonardo da Vinci, Beyond the Paintings

The Renaissance painter was a virtuosic man whose wisdom was not limited by subject matter.

How Dutch Intelligence Agents Fooled Communists For Almost 40 Years

A Dutch pro-China group was secretly filled with anti-communist agents for decades.

Vlad the Impaler: The Bloodthirsty Truth Behind Dracula’s Namesake

Vlad III Dracula's reign looks monstrously cruel to today's eyes, but he was revered by his people.

Cut Through the Chaos with These 10 French Revolution Books

Get a handle on the decade of instability that changed France—and the world—for good.

8 Essential Texts About Napoleon Bonaparte and the Napoleonic Wars

Dive into some of history's greatest battles and the life of one its most famous generals.

Punk Rock and Politics Collide in 1970s East Germany

Punks destroyed their jeans, their shirts...and the power structures that surrounded them.

10 Fascinating Ghost Towns Around the World You Can Visit

Decaying buildings, sand-swept streets, and a sense of suspended time make these towns well worth a visit.

10 Epic Medieval Battles That Shaped History and the World's Borders

Medieval battle was a bloody, vicious business. These battles changed the course of history.