Content tagged with history

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Britain would not be as it is today without the Greeks of the 5th century BC - even though our democracy continues to show itself imperfect. However, as I. F. Stone shows, much of what we believe about the Ancient Greeks is myth and many of the actors were not heroic.

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Mary, Madeleine and Pamela Wyndham were the daughters of bohemian and free-spirited parents who allowed them to develop intellectually and emotionally to become celebrated figures of the late Victorian era.

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For at least a decade under Putin’s rule, Russia has seemed like a sinister overlord grinning crookedly down over Europe, though quiet enough about the exact detail of its operation to bother too many outside its borders.

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At one time, Great Britain was no such thing; it was instead a land of little kingdoms, seized and re-shaped by violence and tyranny, with a host of pagan and tentatively Christian kings vying for overlord status.

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In 1619, Joan Flower and her two daughters Margaret and Philippa were accused of practicing witchcraft after the eldest son of the Earl and Countess of Rutland, their employers at Belvoir Castle, was taken ill and subsequently died.

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1913 - the year before the start of the Great War, although of course no-one knew that at the time.

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