In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now
A new publication by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland combines photographs taken in the death camp during World War II alongside pictures of the same location today.
The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce
Viciously beaten by her aristocrat husband. Thrown out of her home. Banned from seeing her own children. Caroline Norton paid a terrible price for an unwise marriage. Yet her courage in daring to seek a divorce 150 years ago unleashed a social revolution that was to change Britain for better... and for worse
The Man Who Saved the World (2014) - IMDb
Few people know of him... Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide... See full summary »
The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattoo
In 1996, a black teenager protected a white man from an angry mob who thought he supported the racist Ku Klux Klan. The young woman's bravery is still inspiring people today.
Stylised map of the British Isles after the Anglo-Saxon conquest. Green = Gaelic territories. Yellow = Pict territories. Red = Brythonic Celt (British) territories Brown = Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
Revealed: How Churchill ordered BBC to remove King George VI's stutters in recorded wartime speeches
The story adds to the intrigue surrounding the Oscar-nominated film The King's Speech, which features Colin Firth’s portrayal of the monarch battling his impediment.
Anne Boleyn DID have an affair with her brother: The poem that 'proves' the adultery of Henry VIII's queen
Professor George Bernard, an authority on the Tudor period, says a French poem - written a few days after Anne was beheaded in 1536 - reveals the truth about her bedroom secrets.