The Anglo-Saxons

Sixteen hundred years ago, Britain left the Roman Empire and swiftly fell into ruin. Grand cities and luxurious villas were deserted and left to crumble, and civil society collapsed into chaos. Into this violent and unstable world came foreign invaders from across the...

What Is History, Now?

How do we interpret history today? What stories should we tell? Who should we celebrate? Who should be writing our history? Join contributors from the ground-breaking new collection What is History, Now? as they discuss the burning questions facing historians today,...

General Sir Nicholas Carter: A Career in Service

In this special event, General Sir Nicholas Carter speaks with Justin Maciejewski, Director of the National Army Museum. As Chief of the Defence Staff, General Carter is the professional head of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom. Carter will share his personal...

The Katyn Massacre

The Katyn Massacre was committed in utmost secrecy between April and May 1940. On the order of Joseph Stalin, nearly 22,000 Polish prisoners or war were executed. For nearly 50 years, the Soviet regime maintained that the massacre was a Nazi atrocity, before finally...

The Red Prince

John of Ghent or ‘Gaunt’ was the son of Edward III, brother to the Black Prince, father to Henry IV and the sire of all those Tudors. Always close to the English throne, he left a complex legacy with contemporary accounts depicting him as both hero and villain. He was...