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Siege of Vienna (1529): The Devil Let Loose

Pipers of War

Erwin Rommel Part One: The Desert Fox
Erwin Rommel Part II: The Poison Chalice
Harris's List: Prostitutes and Pimps of Old London Town
French Revolutionary Calendar
Hitler as a Young Artist
Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England
William Powell Frith: A Victorian Chronicler
Battle of Omdurman: Blood in the Sand
Flora MacDonald: The Reluctant Jacobite

The Fox Sisters: A Victorian Deception
Lydia Litvinak: The White Rose of Stalingrad
Belle Starr: The Bandit Queen
Isabella of Fife: Crowning The Bruce
Queen Victoria's Coronation: A Botched Affair
Disraeli and Gladstone Part One: The Greasy Pole
Disraeli and Gladstone Part 2: Rivals for Power
Joseph Chamberlain and Tariff Reform
Colonel Blood: Stealing the Crown Jewels
Velazquez: At the Court of Philip IV
Nechaev the Nihilist
Jezebel: The Whore of Baal

Two-Spirit World: Otherness in the Native American Tribes
Battle of Camerone: Birth of a Legend
Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood
Canaletto: The Venetian Wonder
The Chartists
The Suffragettes: Votes for Women
Locusta: The Poisoner of Rome
Eugene Delacroix: The Romantic
Jean-Auguste Ingres: The Classicist
Joseph Goebbels Part Two: The Poison Dwarf
Joseph Goebbels Part One: The Propagandist

HMS Royal Oak: Tragedy at Scapa Flow
The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Hypatia: A Woman of Substance
Pearl Harbor: Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Pre-Raphaelites
Satan Rising: The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe
Olympias: Mother of Alexander
Belle Boyd: The Cleopatra of Secession
Good Queen Bess: The Coronation of Elizabeth I
The Story of Salome
Eva Braun: Frau Hitler
Nelson and Trafalgar: England Expects . . .

Henri-Toulouse Lautrec: The Image of Paris
Harriet Tubman: Mother Moses
Ulrike Meinhoff and the Red Army Faction
Edgar Allan Poe: An Eternal Mourning
Mutiny on the Bounty
The Dambusters: Operation Chastise
Rembrandt: The Dutch Master
Sir Anthony van Dyck: At the Court of King Charles I
Sir Francis Drake: Singeing the King of Spain's Beard
Kamikaze: Divine Wind
Unit 731: A Vile Contagion
Peter Paul Rubens: The Glamourist

Battle of Britain: The Few
Notable Britons Who Fought In World War One
The Duchess of Richmond's Ball
The Illustrated London News
Caravaggio: The Artist as a Doomed Man
Smuggling in Georgian England: The Hawkhurst Gang
Jan Vermeer: Light as Magic
S.S City of Benares: Murder of the Innocents
Wartime Rationing
Ravachol, Vaillant, Henry, and the Roots of Terror
Peter Kurten: The Vampire of Dusseldorf
Women of the S.O.E: Murdered by the Nazis

The General Slocum: Tragedy on the East River
Helen Allingham: A Rural Idyll
John Wesley Hardin: Shot a Man for Snoring
The Battle of Adowa
Livia: First Empress of Rome
World Middleweight Boxing 1940-60
Georgian and Victorian Artists: Painting the Industrial Landscape
Magna Carta: A Charter for all Time
Neville Heath: The Sadistic Charmer
Traitors: The Cambridge Spies
Battle of the Somme: The First Day
Death in Europe

Tsar Nicholas II: The Last of the Romanovs
John George Haigh: The Acid Bath Murderer
Empress Elisabeth: Another Hapsburg Tragedy
Emperor Commodus: The Gladiator
Clans Who Fought For Bonnie Prince Charlie, And Against Him
Verlaine and Rimbaud: A Torrid Affair
The Zimmerman Telegram
Rosa Luxembourg: Red Rosa
Bodyline: Bradman, Jardine and the Ashes
Louise Michel: Heroine of the Commune
The Rani of Jhansi

Ante Pavelic: The Butcher of the Balkans
War in the Vendee
Huey Long: The Kingfish
Upton Sinclair: A Socialist Governor for California
Life of a Roman Slave
Roman Diet
The Slapton Sands Tragedy
The Siege of Mafeking
The Mayerling Incident
Battle of Verdun: Hell on Earth
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
The Emperor Hadrian

William Wilberforce, and the Abolition of the Slave Trade
The Abdication Crisis
John Dillinger: Public Enemy Number One
Gilles de Rais: A Medieval Serial Killer
The Wall Street Bombing
The Many Women of Sir Thomas Lawrence
WW1 Posters: Recruitment and Propaganda
The Mistresses of Charles II
Lord Haw Haw: Germany Calling! Germany Calling!
Young Henry (VIII)
The Arctic Convoys
Bela Kiss: The Beast of Cinkota

Roman Law
Medieval Medicine
Ku Klux Klan: The Rise and Fall of the Invisible Empire
The Dreyfus Affair
Madame Roland: O Liberty!What Crimes are Committed in Thy Name!
First Romano-Jewish War
Emma Goldman: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Hereward the Wake: The Last Saxon Hero
Simon de Montford: The Provisions of Oxford
Wild Bill Hickok

Protocols of the Elders of Zion: The Deadly Deception
Massacre at Wounded Knee: Spirits in the Twilight
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
The Assassination of Tsar Alexander II
John Keats: Too Beautiful to Live
Wannsee Conference: The Final Solution
The Poor Laws
The Stonewall Riots
The Battle of Tsu Shima
Pius XII: A Pope Shrouded in Darkness
Barcelona, May 1937: A Revolution Betrayed

Matilda, Queen of England?
Vespasian: The Year of the Four Emperors
Italy in World War One: Death in the Snow
The Death of Pope John Paul I: Murder and Corruption in the Holy City
Quantrell's Raiders
Prisoners of the Japanese
John Foxe Actes and Monuments: The Book of Martyrs
Anarchism: The First Great Terror
The Fall of Constantinople
The Amritsar Massacre: Shame of an Empire
Scott of the Antarctic

Dr Crippen: The Body in the Cellar
Lucrezia Borgia: Lust, Jealousy, Poison, and Murder
Titus Oates: The Fake Popish Plot
Philippe Petain: Vichy and Collaboration
Sophie Scholl: Guillotined by the Nazis
The Battle of Brandy Station
The Battle of Thermopylae
Owain Glyndwr: The Welsh Dragon
The Alamo: A Fight to the Death
The Origin of Hallowe'en: A Pagan Festival
The 54th Massachusetts: Freedom Under Arms

The Nazi Olympics
Prohibition: A Great Moral Re-Awakening
The Gettysburg Address
Luddites, Peterloo, and Captain Swing
Escape from Alcatraz
Lenin: An Assassination Delayed
Sacco and Vanzetti: A Case of Judicial Murder?
Catherine de Medici: Madame Snake
Slave Ship Zong
The Battle of the Boyne

The War Poets: Sassoon, Brooke, Owen
Queen Elizabeth I: The Tilbury Address
Hannibal: The Man Sworn to Romes Destruction
Operation Valkyrie: The Plot to Assassinate the Fuhrer
William Blake: Visions of Heaven and Hell
Aboukir, Cressy, and Hogue
Julius Caesar: Beware the Ides of March
Sir Roger Casement: The Black Diaries
Mad Ludwig: The Fairy Tale King
Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Campaign
The Horns of Hattin: Islam Triumphant
Amelia Earhart: The Lady Lindy

The Night of the Long Knives: Hitler's Purge
Rob Roy MacGregor: A Highland Legend
The Scopes Monkey Trial: Darwin in the Dock
The Lost Legions: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest
Champ Ferguson: Confederate Guerrilla
The First Crusade: Deus Volte!
Hitler's Last Days: Twilight of the Gods
Kristallnacht: The Night of the Broken Glass
Doc Holliday: The Deadly Dentist
The Darien Expedition
Churchill Ousted: 1945 Khaki Election
Eva Peron: Evita

The Commune: Paris in Flames
Thomas Becket: Murdered in the Cathedral
The Diary of Anne Frank
Edmund Ruffin: He Fired the First Shot
The Vikings
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig: A Donkey Leading Lions?
S.S Sultana: Death on the Mississippi
Canary Girls: Guns not Butter
Nine of Diamonds: The Curse of Scotland
Jack Johnson: and the Great White Hope
The Battle of Jutland: Clash of the Titans
John Brown: The Taper Light of Freedom

Duke of Monmouth: The Bastard Son
Clive of India: The Making of Empire
The Lancastria: Churchill's Dark Secret
William Wallace: Braveheart
World War One: The Last Days
Al Capone: The St Valentine's Day Massacre
The Cadaver Synod
King James Bible
Burke and Hare: The Body Snatchers
Titanic III: In the Eye of God
John Newton: Amazing Grace
The Blitz

The Spanish Inquisition: Torquemada, Torture, and Death
Massacre at Glencoe: Murder Under Trust
Dr Josef Mengele: The Angel of Death
Hitler's Quislings Part One: Anton Mussert
Brighton Pavilion: The Prince Regent's Folly
Bonaparte's Death March: The Retreat from Moscow
Nazi Racial Hygiene: The Murder of the Innocents
The Bloody Code: Law and Order in Georgian England
Queen Eleanor's Cross
John Clare: The Peasant Poet
Towton: The Bloodiest Battle
Dunkirk: A Miracle of Deliverance

The Marian Burnings: And the Book of Martyrs
Alfred the Great
Sir Thomas More: A Martyr to Conscience
The Emperor Nero: Fiddling While Rome Burned
Mother Clap's Molly House
The Battle of Waterloo: A damn close run thing
General James Wolfe: And the Heights of Abraham
Great Georgian Artists
Elizabeth Barton: The Holy Maid of Kent
Harold II: The Last Saxon King of England
The Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick: The Royal Marriage from Hell

Georgian Style
Ancient Egyptian Religion
Emily Davison: The Derby Day Martyr
William Hogarth: London's Critical Eye
The Fall of Singapore; and the End of Empire
The Zeppelin: Terror from the Skies
Eddie Slovik: Shot at Dawn
Robert the Bruce: The Spirit of Scotland
Savonarola: The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Martrdom of Nurse Edith Cavell
Gas Attack!
Caractacus: The Indomitable Celt

Hollywood Glamour
Andersonville: Confederate Death Camp
Six Wives of Henry VIII
Lusitania: Murder on the High Seas
Gavrilo Princip: The Consumptive Assassin
Ruth Ellis: The Last Woman Hanged in Britain
Vlad the Impaler: The Real Dracula
Akhenaten: The Heretic Pharaoh
Lord Kitchener: Your Country Needs You!
Anne Bonny: A Pirate of the Caribbean
The Black Death: The Brink of the Apocalypse
Sinking the Bismarck: The Death of a Behemoth

Nostradamus: Prophet or Charlatan?
Custers Last Stand
The Legion of St George: Briton's who Fought for the Nazi's
Siege of Sidney Street: The strange case of Peter the Painter
The Christmas Truce
Inferno: The Great Fire of London
A Medieval Christmas
Druids: The Celtic Priesthood
Jean-Paul Marat: The Great Denunciator
Spanish Armada: The Enterprise of England
The Knights Templar: Warriors of Christ

Pickets Charge
Mata Hari: Femme Fatale
Christopher Marlowe: Poet, Playwright, Murderer and Spy
Bloody Bill Anderson
The Red Baron
Marquis de Sade: 101 Days of Sodom
The Battle of Culloden: The Bonnie Prince and the '45
The Donner Party: Death of a Wagon Train
Jesse James: The Last Rebel
Oswald Mosley: Britain's Fuhrer?
Delphine LaLaurie: A Guignol Horror
The Assassination of Heydrich

Caligula: The Mad Emperor
Wilhelm Gustloff: The Greatest Maritime Disaster
The Earl of Essex: Betrayal and Treason
Joan of Arc: Maid of Orleans
The Roswell Incident: Aliens in New Mexico
Richard I: Couer de Lion
Victorian Eroticism and Sexuality
The Vestal Virgins
The Empress Theodora
The Scottsboro Boys
Rose O'Neal Greenhow: Confederate Spy

Ned Kelly: Hero or Murderer?
Nat Turner: Slave Revolt
Mary Shelley: The Night She Wrote Frankenstein
King John Lackland: The Idiot Son
Hirohito: The Emperor's New Clothes
The Hindenburg Disaster
Heinrich Himmler: Hitler's Executioner
The Gunpowder Plot
Johann Georg Elser: Killing Hitler

Elisabeth Bathory: Countess of Blood
Einsatzgruppen: Nazi Death Squads
The Destruction of Pompeii

Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh
The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
Boudicca: Warrior Queen of the Iceni
Bloody Mary
The Witch-finder General
The Regicides
Young Adolf: The Adolescent Hitler and Beyond
Rasputin: The Devil made Flesh
Salem Witch Trial

The Pendle Witches
D.C Stephenson and the Decline of the Klan
The Princes in the Tower
Charlotte Corday: Murderer of Marat
Titanic: Struck an Iceberg, Shook the World
Titanic II: Finding the Dead
The Last Days of Elizabeth I
Agrippina and Messalina: Rivals for Power
Lady Jane Grey: The Nine Day Queen
Lizzie Borden: Axe Murderer?
John Wilkes Booth: And the Assassination of Tyrants
Pals Battalions and the Thankful Village

H.L Hunley: The First Submarine
Magda Goebbels: First Lady of the Third Reich
Josephine de Beauhernais: Bonaparte's Muse
Marie Antoinette: The Austrian Whore
Polari: The Language of Gay London
Constantine I: The Vision of the Cross
Benito Mussolini: Duce
Irma Grese and Ilse Koch: Daughters of Satan
Sir Walter Raleigh: An Elizabethan Adventurer
The Origins of Hallowe'en: A Pagan Festival

Mary, Queen of Scots
Italian Unification: II Risorgimento
Barbary Pirates
Calamity Jane
Queen Isabella II: The She-Wolf of France
Alexandra Federovna: The Last Tsarina
Caterina Sforza: The Lady of Imola
Elagabalus: The Queen of Rome
Those Who Hanged at Nuremburg
Richard II: The Boy who would be King

A Victorian Christmas
Victorian Spiritualism
Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole
Grace Darling: The Girl with the Windswept Hair
The Charge of the Light Brigade: Somebody Blundered
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
The Mystery of the Marie Celeste
The Retreat from Kabul: A Lesson from History
Battle of Isandlwana: The Humbling of Empire
Rorke's Drift: Empire at Bay
Cawnpore: Massacre at the Bibighar

The Life of Mrs Beeton
Amelia Dyer: Baby Farming and Murder
The Victorian Workhouse: Paupers Prisons
Victorian Child Labour
Victoria and Albert
The Victorian Home
Victorian Style
The Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities
Memorial Portraiture: The Victorian Obsession with Death
Images of Empire
Images of the Great Exhibition: Britain in its Pomp
Victoria becomes Queen

William Henry Hunt: The Victorian Watercolour
Julia Margaret Cameron: Early Photographic Portraiture
The Bronte's
Lizzie Siddal: An Artist's Obsession
Elizabeth Butler: Portraits of War
John Martin: Painting the Apocalypse
Gustave Dore: Images of Victorian London
Coventry Patmore: The Angel in the House
Victorian Fairy Painting

Who was Jack the Ripper?
Jack the Ripper: The Women
The Jack the Ripper Letters
Gordon of Khartoum
Henry Morton Stanley: Dr Livingstone, I presume
The Tay Bridge Disaster
The Cleveland Street Scandal
The Irish Famine
The Victoria Hall Tragedy
Spring-Heeled Jack: A Victorian Terror
The Death of the Princess Alice: Disaster on the Thames
Victorian Death
The Trial and Execution of Charles I: Right or Wrong?

The Diaries of Evelyn and Pepys
The Battle of Edgehill
Cromwell and the Rump
Propaganda: The War of Words
Prince Rupert's Dog
Hopton and Waller: Friends Divided
Cromwell in Ireland
The Battle of Marston Moor
The Putney Debates
The Verneys: A Civil War Family
The Eikon Basilike
The Battle of Naseby
The Major-Generals
Cromwell and the Rump
King Charles II: His Flight from Death
Brilliana Harley
The King's Nemesis (Part One)
The King's Dilemma
The Witch-finder General

William Ernest Henley: Invictus
Edgar Allan Poe: Annabel Lee
King Henry VIII: Though some say that youth rules me
Elizabeth I: The Woodstock Verse
Rudyard Kipling: Mandalay
J Milton Hayes: The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God
Robert Browning: My Last Duchess
Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven (1845)
Robert Burns: The Ploughman Poet
August Stramm: Battlefield/Attack/War Grave
Rudyard Kipling: A Smuggler's Song
Anne Lesley: The Haunting
Laurence Binyon: For the Fallen
Sir Thomas Wyatt: Whoso List to Hunt
John Donne: The Flea
Sir Walter Raleigh: A Life
Siegfried Sassoon: Suicide in the Trenches
Emily Bronte: The Bluebell
Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum est
Thomas Gray: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Rupert Brooke: The Soldier
Henry John Newbolt: Vitai Lampada (Torch of Life)
Anne Lesley: Another Heart
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Kubla Khan
William Blake: The Proverbs of Hell
John McCrae: In Flanders Fields
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: How Do I Love Thee
George Gordon, Lord Byron: She Walks in Beauty
Christina Rossetti: Remember
Rudyard Kipling: If
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade
Anne Lesley: The Bloodied Thorn
Anne Lesley: Changing Seasons
Anne Lesley: The Pages of Life
Anne Lesley: Shades of Our Past

Fact File

Anne Boleyn's Speech on the Scaffold

Anne Boleyn's Last Letter to Henry VIII

Katharine of Aragon's Last Letter to Henry VIII

Chamberlain's Announcement of War
A Hanging in 18th Century London
Meeting Attila and His Huns
Mussolini's Declaration of War: An Ignoble Gesture
Winston Churchill: We Shall Never Surrender
Christmas on the Western Front, 1914: A Soldiers Account
The Death of Socrates: According to Plato
Churchill's Finest Hour Speech
Erwin Rommel Chooses Suicide: (His Son's Account)
Witnessing Pickett's Charge
Titanic IV: Searching for Bodies (A Captain's Account)
Churchill's V-E Day Address
The Salem Witch Trials: Witnessing Hysteria
The Execution of Mata-Hari
Hitler Receives Britain's Ultimatum
Great Fire of London: Diary Extracts
The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots: An Account
The Druids: According to Caesar
Battle of Agincourt: An Eyewitness Account
Anne Boleyn: On the Scaffold
Observing the Murder of Thomas Becket
A Meeting with Bloody Mary
Henry VIII: A Description (1515)
Abraham Lincoln: A Description
Queen Victoria's Coronation Journal
Sergei Nachaev's Revolutionary Catechism
Eyewitness to Camerone
Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood Speech Full Text
Pericles Funeral Oration
The Victoria Cross: For Valour
The Declaration of Arbroath
Battle of Britain 10 July - 15 September/31 October 1940
Mutiny on the Bounty: Captain Bligh's Letter to his Wife
Opening Lines from Classic Books
Ravachol's Forbidden Speech
The Agincourt Carol