World History

The First Emperor and the Unification of China

by Michael Wood

Author Michael Wood has traveled the length and breadth of China, the world’s oldest civilization and longest lasting state, to tell a thrilling story of intense drama, fabulous creativity, and deep humanity that stretches back thousands of … Read the article

The Forgotten Empress

by Ellen Alpsten

‘So, you are writing another novel about Catherine the Great?’ 

Err – no! 

Before there was Catherine II, or the Great, whose life and rule has inspired dozens of adaptations, there was Catherine I of Russia—the most … Read the article