Fascism would plague the 20th century, but when Benito Mussolini seized power in October 1922 few could agree on exactly what it was.
For 13 days in October 1962 the world watched Cuba with bated breath. What was the view like from the epicentre of the missile crisis?
200 years on from the deciphering of the most famous piece of rock in the world, what does reading the Rosetta Stone reveal?
Alcohol was part of daily life in the colonial Maghreb. In 1913 the French banned alcohol in Tunisia, revealing a deep distrust of local drinks and their Jewish and Muslim makers.
During the worst year of the Troubles, the British government became alarmed at the implications of a Soviet embassy opening in Dublin.