On 5 April, the romanticised heroine of Hollywood movies entered into the first inter-racial marriage in American history.
Original, extravagant and daring, Isambard Kingdom Brunel dedicated his life to his work, changing Britain and the world forever.
Julian Humphrys explores the Battle of Towton, a brutal clash between the armies of Lancaster and York that saw thousands fight, and die, in howling winds and driving snow.
The Mahatma’s doctrine of peaceful protest saw him face prison time, violence and death, all for Indian independence.
Pat Kinsella tells the incredible story of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated journey to the Antarctic and his crew’s desperate fight for survival.
More than 400 years have passed since the death of the last Tudor monarch, yet our fascination with the dynasty shows no sign of abating.
Hiroo Onoda’s World War II comes to an end in the forests of Lubang Island – almost 30 years after Japan’s surrender.