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Bawdy monks and the Cerne Abbas giant | Letters
Letters: Alice Raw of the University of Oxford and Richard North of University College London respond to research suggesting that the chalk hill figure in Dorset dates from Anglo-Saxon times

Letters

16, May, 2021 @5:17 PM

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British Museum to show how Thomas Becket’s murder shook Europe
Rare exhibits on display for first time will reveal widespread impact of archbishop of Canterbury’s death

Esther Addley

09, May, 2021 @11:43 AM

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David Hare: Covid-hit UK theatre needs a John Osborne-inspired revolution
Playwright mulls mass appeal of Osborne, who is being honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

08, May, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa, Welsh learners have a mountain to climb | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett about the importance of using Welsh placenames and preserving the language

Letters

07, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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Anne Boleyn comes to Channel 5 as thriller told through queen’s eyes
Jodie Turner-Smith plays regal yet steely Boleyn with casting director taking ‘identity conscious’ approach

Hannah J Davies

07, May, 2021 @3:39 PM

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‘Unique opportunity’: HS2 unearths history of medieval church
Archaeologists seize chance to study St Mary’s in Buckinghamshire before the rail line obliterates it

Esther Addley

07, May, 2021 @11:19 AM

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Catherine de’ Medici 1561 portrait to return to London mansion
Painting has been acquired for nation and will be reinstalled at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham

Dalya Alberge

07, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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National Trust to recreate 19th-century Norfolk woodland using RAF photos
Oxburgh Hall project will replant native trees in Grade II-listed parkland with Victorian survey map

Jessica Murray

07, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Missing 16th-century Spanish armada cannon recovered by police
Bronze cannon disappeared from seabed, where it had lain for 425 years, the day after it was discovered

Sam Jones in Madrid

05, May, 2021 @4:43 PM

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Tracing our past: six timelines that tell the story of the Guardian
Track how the Guardian goes from a regional weekly to a global media organisation, as the world it is reporting on transforms immeasurably too

Duarte Carrilho da Graça Mark Rice-OxleyStephen MossRichard NelssonPhilippa Mole

05, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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HS2 workers to exhume 3,000 bodies in Buckinghamshire churchyard
Archaeologists say findings at Old St Mary’s church in Stoke Mandeville will shed light on community life dating back to Norman times

Diane Taylor

04, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Last-ditch bid to save Derby’s postwar modernist gem from bulldozers
The Clash and Take That once played there, now the planned demolition of the empty 1970s Assembly Rooms is dividing the city

Jessica Murray

02, May, 2021 @7:30 AM

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