The Middle Ages come alive in this humorous history of the strange Habsburg dynasty, who ruled central Europe for centuries: a motley crew of sorcerers, warriors, musicians, and eccentrics who lived wildly and left immeasurable impact our modern world.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.