History

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Myth America review: superb group history of the lies that built a nation
Julian Zelizer and Kevin Kruse marshal a fine array of historians for a bestselling assault on rightwing nonsense

Charles Kaiser

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Jim Bradbury obituary
Other lives: History lecturer who published a series of books shedding new light on medieval England

David Bradbury

19, Jan, 2023 @5:41 PM

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Why is the surname Farmer so uncommon when there were large numbers of farmers for so long?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

15, Jan, 2023 @2:01 PM

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Merle Lipton obituary
Other lives: Historian who studied the various complex forces that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa

John Battersby

15, Jan, 2023 @11:54 AM

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Is Iceland’s language a Norse code – or legacy of Celtic settlers?
Gaelic origins of Icelandic words and landmarks challenge orthodox view of Viking heritage, says author

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

04, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Christopher Allmand obituary
Other lives: Scholar of later medieval French history and head of the history department at Liverpool University

Graeme Small

01, Jan, 2023 @4:47 PM

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My illuminating theory about a lovesick monk | Letter
Letters: A possible explanation from Marianne Puxley for the secret marks discovered on a medieval manuscript

02, Dec, 2022 @5:11 PM

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Bob Morris obituary
Other lives: Historian whose research on 19th-century Leeds showed a ‘property cycle’ among the middle classes

Richard Rodger

01, Dec, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Coins make a solid case for the existence of Emperor Sponsian | Letter
Letter: Our hypothesis that the ‘fake’ Roman emperor was in fact real is based on a wealth of evidence, writes Prof Paul Pearson

27, Nov, 2022 @6:18 PM

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Sam Bankman-Fried’s fall hasn’t killed off ‘effective altruism’ | Brief letters
Brief letters: FTX collapse | Replica of William the Conqueror’s ship | A seat for the privileged | Giant otters | Matt Hancock’s ‘junglewashing’

27, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Forgotten photos show how Kenyan archaeologists unearthed secrets of their own country
Exhibitions in UK and Africa rewrite history by celebrating discoveries of overlooked black excavators in colonial era

Donna Ferguson

27, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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There was more peace than war in the Reconquista | Letter
Letter: Dr Erin Thomas Dailey disagrees with the characterisation of Muslim rule over the Iberian peninsula as an ‘occupation’

25, Nov, 2022 @5:43 PM

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