The BOCHK Bank of China Building under construction, 1988. Wiki Commons/Matthew Laird Acred. ‘We have to give Hong Kong and ...
At the London Bridge Waterworks Peter Morice had effectively invented the public utility. He was the first to deliver water ...
Knowing how to decipher heraldry reveals the aspirations – and humour – of the regal past. In the largely illiterate 14th to ...
A Victorian wool merchant set out on an audacious, decade-long quest to smuggle alpacas out of Peru. But transporting his flock to Australia was only half the struggle.
Fascism would plague the 20th century, but when Benito Mussolini seized power in October 1922 few could agree on exactly what ...
Writing in a book is a divisive action in the modern day. The degree of severity of this potential offence often depends on the nature of the book being marked and the type of mark being made. For ...
Representation of the Prophet Zachariah’s vision of a menorah between two olive trees, by Joseph Ha-Zarefati in the Cervera Bible, c.1300. Bridgeman Images. The seven-branched menorah, an instantly ...
Hitler had previously started rearming Germany in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles, reoccupied the Rhineland in 1936 and annexed Austria in 1938. He was now determined to seize the Sudetenland, ...
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, was not entirely inexperienced in duels. As a young man, he had fought one in Ireland, over a girl, with her guardian. Shots were exchanged, but neither man was ...