Content tagged with history

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Part-essay and part-memoir, The Theatre of War chronicles the development of Theatre of War and Outside the Wire Theatre Companies as told by their founder Bryan Doerries.

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Alison Weir has been praised for her readability, depth of research and superb storytelling. Her latest historical biography does not disappoint. Her pleasant, easy narrative voice spins a tale of factious squabbling, courtly romances and vicious politics.  

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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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