Peter Hennessy examines Britain's secret war planning and preparations before August 1914.
The British foreign secretary proposes mediation to settle the Balkan crisis.
Margaret Macmillan tells the story of the events leading up to the First World War.
Joseph Hooker and the new laws of what grows where and why.
Britain and Russia react to Austria-Hungary's ultimatum.
Fungi and the birth of plant pathology.
Jonathan Freedland compares Nigel Farage with the 18th-century politician John Wilkes.
Austria-Hungary delivers the ultimatum to Serbia.
Historical patterns from preserved plants.
The Russian royal family give a lavish welcome to the French President.
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