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By Roger Hudson

The medieval Cloth Hall in the Belgian city of Ypres following heavy German shelling.
The Reading Room at the Warburg Institute, 1937

By By Tiziana Villani

The esteemed library played a key role after the Second World War.
Winston Churchill, c.1900

By Chris Wrigley

Key works and lesser-known titles
Eve is created from Adam's rib, Souvigny Bible, 12th century. De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Images

By Laura Ashe

English fiction dates from the mid-12th century
Henry Ireton

By Sarah Mortimer

The most dramatic arguments of the English Civil Wars

By Conor Meleady

The futile efforts of a would-be caliph in the 1920s.
Alexander the Great portrayed on an amphora from Magna Graecia, southern Italy, c 330 BC. De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Image

By Adrienne Mayor

A romantic liaison between Alexander the Great and the Amazon queen.

By Sean McGlynn

Attempts to rehabilitate King John always come up against a stumbling block.


HMS Invincible

By Philip Weir

Britain’s contribution to the war was not merely confined to the trenches of the Western Front.
Cuban propaganda poster in Havana featuring a Cuban soldier addressing a threatening Uncle Sam.

By Marc-William Palen

The unequal power relationship stretches back to the turn of the 20th century.
Presepe (nativity scenes) in the Via San Gregorio Armeno

By Rhys Griffiths

A round-up of some things we've enjoyed reading over the past week.
The Chieftones

By Rhys Griffiths

Rare and largely unheard music by native artists.
Ceramic whistle in the shape of a turkey. Colima, Mexico, c 200 B.C. - A.D. 500. From the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

By Alexander Lee

The turkey’s path to festive supremacy.

By Ruth Kinna

A history of the Arts and Crafts movement.
'Battle at the Milvan Bridge' by Pieter Lastman, 17th century

By John Coffey

A new version of the Exodus story.
 Major telegraph lines across the Earth in 1891

By Rhys Griffiths

A round-up of some things we've enjoyed reading over the past week.


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