Untangling the web of contradictions of the spiritual guide to the Romanov dynasty
Rasputin: The Siberian mystic who charmed the Tsar
How Afghanistan won its freedom from Britain
1919 and the creation of independent Afghanistan
Cnut: England's Viking king
King Cnut the Great ruled much of northern Europe a millennium ago
The Bhagavad Gita: A guide to spiritual wisdom
The metaphysical and philosophical manual for Hindus and non-Hindus alike
James Watt: The power of steam
How the Scottish engineer's ingenuity transformed industry
Hugh Masekela: The iconic South African musician
Looking back at the life and career of the South African musician and activist
Kafka's The Metamorphosis: A man turns into a monstrous bug
A man transforms into a kind of huge vermin overnight – Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
Leeuwenhoek: The fabric seller who discovered bacteria
The life and work of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch pioneer of microscopy
The Spartans: Ancient Greece’s fighting machine
The warriors famed for their discipline, fearless self-sacrifice and brutality
Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell's dystopian classic
Why George Orwell's novel remains topical 70 years after publication
Coco Chanel: French style icon
Exploring the rags to riches life story of the French fashion designer
Andy Warhol: The prince of Pop Art
Exploring the life and work of artist Andy Warhol
The first human Cyborg
In 1998 a transponder was implanted into the body of British scientist, Kevin Warwick.
Britain and its 'Fourth Arm of Defence' from 1920 - 1940.
Finding El Salvador's missing children
The search for hundreds of children kidnapped by the Salvadoran army during the civil war
War and the German Economy from 1920 – 1940.
“My donor had obviously been very good to them”
Corinne Hutton on having a double hand transplant after losing her own hands to sepsis.