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    Revolutionary France, lights out in the Ottoman Empire, gross obscenity, Napoleon’s gardens and the humble index: ten historians reflect on a year of reading.

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    In Georgian Britain, England’s ‘heaviest man’ became a celebrity, his likeness reproduced across an array of media.

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    The actions of lynch mobs during the late 19th century damaged the United States’ relationship with Britain and threatened its self-appointed role as the world’s moral guardian.

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    ‘Hitler’s architect’ Albert Speer denied all responsibility for the ruthless exploitation of millions of slave labourers. Yet he was head of a bureaucratic machine that did just that. 

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    December Issue

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    The Darien Scheme, Organisation Todt, Georgian Britain’s ‘Heaviest Man’, Historical Fiction, Lynching the British, Books of the Year, Ladybird Books, Paul Robeson, Reindeer.

    Plus: reviews, opinion, crossword and much more!

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