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During the Renaissance, the beard was the defining feature of a man.
The Third Reich’s obsession with a pure Germanic past led to a renewed interest in the witch hunts of early modern Germany.
Mark Twain painted an evocative vision of the Mississippi River, but he didn’t tell the whole story.
Sweltering British imperialists relied on an army of fan bearers, whose stories are as invisible as the air they circulated.
A time when anyone who was anyone spent weeks at a time on the Riviera.
A personal interpretation of France under two occupations, reissued as a Modern Classic.
The first successful unaided swim of the English Channel began on 24 August 1875
Napoleon’s birthday fell on 15 August. How better to celebrate than by creating a new saint – one ‘Neopolus’ – and using the theatre to emphasise his links to historical kings and emperors?
1964 was the first time Indians were mentioned in a State of the Union address, not as belligerent enemies or a 'problem'.
Commemoration of Peterloo remembers the dead, but also promotes future democratic change.
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