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By Sean McGlynn

Attempts to rehabilitate King John always come up against a stumbling block.
Eve is created from Adam's rib, Souvigny Bible, 12th century. De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Images

By Laura Ashe

English fiction dates from the mid-12th century
Henry Ireton

By Sarah Mortimer

The most dramatic arguments of the English Civil Wars
An edition of John Bull from November 1917

By David Nash

There is nothing new about populist movements.

By Conor Meleady

The futile efforts of a would-be caliph in the 1920s.
Winston Churchill, c.1900

By Chris Wrigley

Key works and lesser-known titles
Saint-Just in a portrait by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, 1793. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon / Bridgeman Images

By Marisa Linton

Young, idealistic and violent, the embodiment of the French Revolution.
Alexander the Great portrayed on an amphora from Magna Graecia, southern Italy, c 330 BC. De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Image

By Adrienne Mayor

A romantic liaison between Alexander the Great and the Amazon queen.

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Presepe (nativity scenes) in the Via San Gregorio Armeno

By Rhys Griffiths

A round-up of some things we've enjoyed reading over the past week.
The Chieftones

By Rhys Griffiths

Rare and largely unheard music by native artists.
Ceramic whistle in the shape of a turkey. Colima, Mexico, c 200 B.C. - A.D. 500. From the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

By Alexander Lee

The turkey’s path to festive supremacy.

By Ruth Kinna

A history of the Arts and Crafts movement.
'Battle at the Milvan Bridge' by Pieter Lastman, 17th century

By John Coffey

A new version of the Exodus story.
 Major telegraph lines across the Earth in 1891

By Rhys Griffiths

A round-up of some things we've enjoyed reading over the past week.

By Paul Lay

Alexander's Amazon lover, the French Revolution's angel of death and the Putney Debates.

By History Today

The shortlist for our annual award has been revealed.

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