History Stories
To Understand 2017, Here Are the History Lessons You Need
December 15, 2017

Discover the backstories behind the news that shaped 2017. Read More

The Knights Templar Rulebook Included No Pointy Shoes and No Kissing Mom
December 15, 2017

Their code of conduct was designed to keep the warrior-knights humble, chaste and—most of all—obedient. Read More

Americans Are Hopeful About Their Communities, Less so the Country
December 15, 2017

A new HISTORY survey looks at the state of hope in America. Read More

What’s Next for 2018?
December 15, 2017

Our team of historians, experts and thought leaders have come up with lessons of the past to help us understand the future. Read More

Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
December 15, 2017

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Chinese Exclusion Act, a look at which historical events set the context for 2017's big moments. Read More

The Governess Who Spilled the Queen’s Secrets
December 14, 2017

Crawfie’s revelations titillated a nation—but she paid the price. Read More

Glorious Behind-the-Scenes Photos of the ‘Star Wars’ Universe
December 14, 2017

Take a journey through the visual aesthetic of galaxies far, far away. Read More

The War of Words behind ‘Happy Holidays’
December 14, 2017

Seasonal greetings have never been so controversial. Read More

How Doug Jones Brought KKK Church Bombers to Justice
December 13, 2017

Jones helped convict two men nearly 40 years after their crimes. Read More

The Man Who Invented Figure Skating Was Laughed Out of America
December 12, 2017

But Jackson Haines became the toast of Europe—and made the world fall in love with ice dancing. Read More