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Inspired by Georgian London

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Debra Daley is a longtime 18th-century obsessionalist. She talks about how she brought Georgian London to life in her new novel Turning the Stones. If such a thing as a past life exists, I think I…

The Magnificent Maya Queens

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When most people think about history, they tend to immediately think of the great ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean and Near East or even of later happenings in Europe like the Renaissance. That’s great! Those…

A Titanic Ancestor

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I never knew my great, great uncle, but many of you have seen his death portrayed in several films and some of you might even remember his name. But the person you see is an…

The Real Braveheart

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Not since the Victorians trampled over one another to get their hands on a scrap of the Highlands have so many cared about kilts, broadswords and glens. Thanks in no small part to a Scottish…

Five failed Assassination Attempts

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We are all human, and therefore, are at risk of making odd, stupid and downright silly mistakes. Even with meticulous planning…stuff can still go pear shaped. Assassinations are great examples of human calculation, and at…