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The Berlin Blockade: An International Crisis

An impressive airlift circumvented a Soviet power grab.

The Failed Irish Rebellion of 1798

This major uprising against British rule was ultimately suppressed.

The Last Charge of the Bicycle Brigade

The humble bicycle had a suprisingly important role in both world wars.

The Tragic Wartime Sinking of Passenger Ship RMS Lusitania

The torpedo attack killed hundreds of civilians and turned international opinion against Imperial Germany.

6 Fascinating Constitutional Crises Throughout History

These political challenges have questioned the legitimacy of various governments.

The Dead Man Who Duped Hitler: The Beyond Bizarre Tale of WWII’s Strangest Operation

Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth, Operation Mincemeat involved a corpse, a fake fiancée, and the successful invasion of Sicily.

Olga of Kiev: A Ruthless Ruler and Ukrainian Saint

She remains a symbol of strength and fortitude for the Ukrainian people.

The Invention of the Guillotine and Its Role in the French Reign of Terror 

The execution device came to be known as a symbol of violent class warfare.

The "Dancing Plague" of 1518

Historians remain puzzled by this incident of mass hysteria.

The Remarkable Life of Abba Kovner, the Holocaust Survivor Who Sought Revenge

He was one of the first to recognize the Nazis were committing genocide.

Beware the Ides of March...

The Roman holiday was marked by religious observances before Julius Caesar's notorious murder.

A Research Team Has Found the Endurance Shipwreck

106 years after it sank in the Antarctic, the historic ship has been located.

4 Books to Help You Understand the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Go deeper into the historical and political reasons for Russia's invasion.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win 7 Regal Reads by Historian Tracy Borman!

Enter now for your chance to win Tracy Borman's latest release, Crown & Sceptre, as well as 6 more of her books.

Behind the Crown: 15 First-Class Books About Royalty

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

5 Bloodless Wars That Were Resolved Without Violence

These curious conflicts lacked one crucial element: actual fighting.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

These women are fascinating figures in their own right.