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How Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election

Alun Wyburn-Powell | 23 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, Winston Churchill
The greatest statesman of the 20th century died 50 years ago tomorrow.

The Islamic State is not “mediaeval”; it’s just cruel and brutal

Norman Housley | 09 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, Islam, Islamic State, Middle Ages
The Middle Ages were no more violent than what came before or afterwards.

World War I centenary: five historians, two questions

Dragan Stavljanin | 29 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, World War I
What caused it? Can it happen again?

On its 237th birthday, some of America’s problems haven’t changed

Dave Richards | 04 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, USA
Many national issues today remain eerily similar to the problems faced by Washington and his colleagues.

Are the Roman martyrs a self-serving Christian myth?

N. Clayton Croy | 19 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, early Christianity, history, martyrs
A Notre Dame professor claims that sustained early Christian persecution is a myth.

Rereading mediaeval science

Tom McLeish , Giles Gasper and Hannah Smithson | 28 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: faith and science, history, Middle Ages, science
The world of the 13th century bishop, poet, politician, mathematician and scientist Robert Grosseteste is finally being explored.

Why Christian ideals are the foundation of a secular society

Michael Kirke | 04 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, history, secularism
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.

A story that needs to be told

Jane Fagan | 07 February 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: autobiography, history, prejudice, war

The asylum seekers who frightened Elizabethan England

Susan Broomhall | 28 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: asylum seekers, history, immigration, religious freedom
Shakespeare was disgusted by the treatment that the refugees received from his countrymen.

Nov 22, 1963: C. S. Lewis

Michael Coren | 22 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: anniversaries, C. S. Lewis, history, John F Kennedy
When it comes to a legacy, Lewis’ creative apologetics is hard to beat.

Africans of Renaissance Europe

Michael Cook | 01 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: art, history

Richard’s remains

Angela Shanahan | 08 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: DNA testing, history, Richard III
Science confirms some physical truths about a medieval English king but leaves his character forever under a cloud.

Early Christianity: a tough gig

Mike Aquilina | 29 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Chrstianity, history
The Roman Empire was far more hostile than today's world.

A Kulturkampf primer

Michael Cook | 03 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, culture wars, history, Kulturkampf
The best-known culture war was fought in 19th Century Germany, pitting Prussia's Iron Chancellor against the Catholic Church. The Iron Chancellor lost.

Statistically significant angels

Zac Alstin | 11 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, human dignity, warfare
Did the 20th Century really usher in a decline in violence, even with two World Wars?

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