History books

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Footballers, fossil hunters and warrior queens: the women history forgot
Kate Mosse, founder of the Women’s prize and #WomanInHistory campaign, explains how a new generation of writers is putting female contributions on record

Kate Mosse

08, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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On my radar: Sathnam Sanghera's cultural highlights
The Empireland author on his favourite gadget, a remarkable history book and his newfound appreciation of Taylor Swift

Sathnam Sanghera

06, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Law in a Time of Crisis by Jonathan Sumption review – beyond the lockdown sceptic
The former judge’s views on everything from Magna Carta to cancel culture reflect the changing reputation of an eminent historian and notorious lockdown sceptic

David Runciman

03, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Forget grooming to Zoom – 18th-century men were first to make up
As sales of cosmetics for men soar, book reveals industry’s first boom was in 1700s

Priya Elan

28, Feb, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Restoration influencer: how Charles II's clever mistress set trends ahead of her time
Hortense Mancini’s celebrated London salon allowed her female peers the freedoms men enjoyed

Donna Ferguson

28, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Thaddeus Stevens review: the Radical Republican America should remember
There’s more to the 19th-century reformer than Tommy Lee Jones’s portrayal for Spielberg. Bruce Levine’s book is a start

John S Gardner

28, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Marion Colthorpe obituary
Other lives: Expert on the courtly life of Elizabeth I and tourist guide in Cambridge

Richard Freeman

23, Feb, 2021 @7:08 PM

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Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson review – scandalous liaisons
The prostitutes of Georgian London power this deeply satisfying follow-up to Shepherd-Robinson’s acclaimed Blood & Sugar

Stephanie Merritt

21, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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In brief: Princess Mary; We Are Not in the World; A Curious History of Sex – review
A study of a neglected royal, a lyrical novel about a father and daughter; and an eye-opening look at carnal activity

Alexander Larman

21, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Dead strange ... in search of Britain’s most unusual tombs
A travelogue of final resting places seeks to make readers confront their own mortality

Rob Walker

21, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Rope review: Ida Wells, the NAACP and a slim thread to a murder
Alex Tresniowski’s story of a 19th-century Rosa Parks would have worked perfectly well without a detour to New Jersey

Charles Kaiser

20, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Raiders of the Lost Past review – Janina Ramirez proves history isn't a man's world
The razor-sharp historian exploded received wisdom to show that the Palace of Knossos may have been nothing of the sort

Lucy Mangan

19, Feb, 2021 @10:00 PM

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