Come on a journey into past times, in the company of the people who were actually there.

For centuries, people from all walks of life have kept diaries, written letters, composed memoirs or published articles revealing the details of their lives and times, or major events they witnessed. Histories is a weekly newsletter letting these voices from the past speak afresh, each illustrated extract presented with a short introductory essay by history editor and writer Andrew Chapman to set it in context. 

From tradespeople to royalty, and from explorations to revolutions, this anthology offers more than 50 fascinating eyewitness accounts from real history as it was experienced.

Comments from readers:

“Love the concept. Really enjoy the articles.”

“The first person accounts you highlight are historical gold and I do enjoy them, especially the personal stories.”

“As a lover of all history I am so grateful for all of the work you put into this.”