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Archeological finds are taking over our feeds – here’s how to start digging

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Rosie Hewitson
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    Life

    Riverside beachcombing is taking over TikTok – here’s how to start

  • Jodie Turner-Smith as Anne Boleyn
    TV

    Anne Boleyn is back, but does her infamous story really need another retelling?

  • Alex Scott
    Celebrity

    How Alex Scott is making history with her new presenting role

Latest Stories

Jodie Turner-Smith as Anne Boleyn
TV

Prepare to lose your heads over the trailer for Jodie Turner-Smith's new Anne Boleyn series

We stan a queen.

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Hollie Richardson
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TV

The Serpent star Jenna Coleman cast in historic TV role

The actor will lead the show, named The War Rooms.

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Charley Ross
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TV

The one thing everyone keeps getting wrong about Call The Midwife

Are you, too, guilty of making this mistake about the BBC One drama?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Grammys 2021: Beyonce and Taylor Swift
Celebrity

How Beyoncé and Taylor Swift made history at this year’s Grammys

It was a very big night for the BeyHive and Swifties everywhere…

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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13 epic historical dramas worth streaming on Netflix

From Barbarians to The Last Kingdom.

26 TV dramas based on true stories, from It's A Sin to Special
TV

26 TV dramas based on true stories, for anyone who lives for the real-life drama

From It's A Sin to Netflix's Special.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Charley Ross
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Small Axe: Alex Wheatle
TV

What Alex Wheatle can teach us about confronting the UK’s racist history

Steve McQueen’s latest Small Axe film is a powerful lesson on why we must come to terms with the past in order to move forward.

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Moya Crockett
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Clara Amfo and Amber Butchart podcast FASHIONED
Podcasts

Clara Amfo's new podcast with Amber Butchart investigates the secret history of fashion

Here's how you can listen.

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Aiden Wynn
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Visible Women

Fanny Eaton: muse to many and Victorian Britain’s most visible woman of colour

As Fanny Eaton is celebrated by Google for her place in art history, Stylist looks back at the woman behind the canvas.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Horror films based on truth: how real life events have inspired scary movies throughout history
Film

The true stories that inspired our favourite horror movies

From the occult to radioactive mutants.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Books

4 forgotten couples from history whose stories will inspire you

In an extract from award-winning journalist Cathy Newman's new book It Takes Two, we look at four maverick couples that history has forgotten.

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Cathy Newman
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Jenny McCall
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“How my parents’ bravery, love and strength got us through the Windrush scandal”

What was it really like growing up with parents from the Windrush generation? One writer shares her story.

Life

The Equal Pay Act is 50 years old – so why are women still not being paid fairly?

The landmark legislation is celebrating its 50th birthday – but women are still losing out.

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Anna Fielding
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Life

The incredible real-life stories behind Hollywood, our latest Netflix addiction

Meet the characters who took on movie land – and were often broken in return.

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Anna Brech
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Netflix Space Force
Long Reads

The gripping true stories of the Apollo 11 Space Wives

“You think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home...”

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Marisa Bate
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Sleep

13 soothing podcasts to help you nod off in no time

From ancient myths and legends to modern Hollywood mysteries...

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Moya Crockett
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People

The tragic reality of Christine Keeler’s involvement in the Profumo affair

She was embroiled in one of the UK’s most infamous sex scandals when she was just 19 years old, and she spent the rest of her life in its shadow.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok
Long Reads

How the bloodthirsty Valkyries of Norse mythology became a pop culture phenomenon

From creatures of carnage to noble shieldmaidens, the Valkyries have captured the imagination for centuries.

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Christobel Hastings
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Kayleigh Dray
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This clever tool will help you find your suffragette ancestors

Are you related to a famous suffragette? Find out here...

Long Reads

The fascinating legacy of male impersonators, the gender rebels that history forgot

From Victorian music halls to American vaudeville, male impersonation was a woman's world.

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Christobel Hastings
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