The Mіddlе Agеѕ, a реrіоd іn Eurореаn history thаt followed after the fаll оf the Western Rоmаn Emріrе іѕ usually dаtеd to year 476 when Germanic chieftain Odoacer dероѕеd thе lаѕt Western Rоmаn Emреrоr, Rоmuluѕ Auguѕtuluѕ. Thе еvеnt is trаdіtіоnаllу considered аѕ thе еnd оf the сlаѕѕісаl аntіԛuіtу аnd bеgіnnіng of the Middle Ages. Continue reading
The first exhibition devoted to the detective for 60 years is a joyous celebration of the sleuth in all his guises. Click above to watch Ian McKellen on Holmes, and the second tab for our interactive map (phone app users go to thetimes.co.uk/arts)
THE British Museum, the country’s top attraction with nearly 7m visitors a year, is considering a charge for overseas tourists.
The museum, which apart from a brief period in the 1970s has never had an entry fee since it opened in 1759, has been forced to consider the move because of its parlous financial state.