In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now
A new publication by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland combines photographs taken in the death camp during World War II alongside pictures of the same location today.
The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce
Viciously beaten by her aristocrat husband. Thrown out of her home. Banned from seeing her own children. Caroline Norton paid a terrible price for an unwise marriage. Yet her courage in daring to seek a divorce 150 years ago unleashed a social revolution that was to change Britain for better... and for worse
The Man Who Saved the World (2014) - IMDb
Few people know of him... Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide... See full summary »
The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattoo
In 1996, a black teenager protected a white man from an angry mob who thought he supported the racist Ku Klux Klan. The young woman's bravery is still inspiring people today.
Revealed: How Churchill ordered BBC to remove King George VI's stutters in recorded wartime speeches
The story adds to the intrigue surrounding the Oscar-nominated film The King's Speech, which features Colin Firth’s portrayal of the monarch battling his impediment.
Anne Boleyn DID have an affair with her brother: The poem that 'proves' the adultery of Henry VIII's queen
Professor George Bernard, an authority on the Tudor period, says a French poem - written a few days after Anne was beheaded in 1536 - reveals the truth about her bedroom secrets.