Sarah Dunant delves into the past for alternative stories to help frame today's anxieties. Read more
Sarah Dunant delves into the past for alternative stories to help frame today's anxieties.
Take it to the Brink
Sarah Dunant's monthly look at events from a historical perspective takes her to the brink
Sarah Dunant's look at events from a historical perspective plunges into personal debt.
Can history unlock the secret to a better old age?
Sarah Dunant looks at the history of women speaking out about inappropriate male behaviour
This Old Year
Sarah Dunant delves into the past for alternative stories to help frame 2017.
Sarah Dunant considers a post-antibiotic world with lessons from the past.
Beyond Your Command
Sarah Dunant uncovers stories from history when children have challenged adult authority.
The Dating Game
Sarah Dunant delves into the past for stories of courtship to help us date better.
Sarah Dunant explores the fractious history of promises made between rulers and the ruled.
Poison: The Invisible Assassin
Sarah Dunant looks at moments in history when poison has sown fear, doubt and intrigue.
Sleep: A Third of Human History
Sarah Dunant examines sleep as a source of preoccupation and worry throughout history.
Sarah Dunant on historical deadlocks and the ways they were resolved.
The Shame Game
Sarah Dunant delves into the history of shame, this most potent but raw of emotions.
Into the World
Sarah Dunant on the history of travel, how it has enchanted and alarmed us for centuries.
Sarah explores the history of fake history, and its use to justify actions and ideology.
Consider the Walrus: what can history tell us about the climate crisis?
Sarah Dunant looks to the past to help us think about the pressing climate change crisis.
Sarah Dunant looks through history to understand apparently irrational behaviour.