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 aquatint - origins
 Aquaviva, Claudio - general of the Jesuits
 aqueduct - Pont du Gard
 Aquileia - mosaics of Jonah and the whale
  - and the invading Lombards
 Aquinas, Thomas - and scholasticism
 Aquitaine - and Henry II
  - and the Hundred Years' War
 Arab armies - battle technique in 7th century
 Arabi Pasha - Egyptian nationalist leader
  - tour through time
 Arabian camel - domestication
 Arabian Nights **
  - brief account
 Arabic language - and Islam
 Arabic numerals - deriving from India
 Arabic poetry - the nomadic tradition
 Arabic scholarship - and Greek texts
 Arabic script - origins
 Arab League - founded in 1945
  - tour through time
  - in Sicily and southern Italy
 Aragon - linked by marriage with Catalonia
  - and Navarre
  - linked with Castile
  - in War of the Spanish Succession
 Aragonese - and Sicily
 Aramaic - the first lingua franca
  - replaced by Arabic
 Arana, Francisco Javier - in Guatemala
 Aranjuez - and the royal flight in 1808
 Arawak - on the Caribbean islands
 Arbenz Guzmán, Jacobo - in Guatemala
 Arbroath (Tayside)
 Arbuthnot, John - and John Bull
 Arcetri - and Galileo
 arch - in Roman architecture
 Archangel - and the Muscovy Company
 Archer, Frederick Scott - collodion
 Archer, Thomas - and Birmingham
 Archers (radio serial)
  - and the lever
  - inventions and discoveries
  - tour through time
 archon - Athenian magistrate
 Arcot - and Robert Clive
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