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Long walk rather than a march

The British Library exhibition ‘Taking Liberties’ celebrates the history of freedom and democracy — or does it, asks William Whyte

ALTHOUGH widely read, W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman’s 1066 and All That is under­valued as a his­torical authority, and woefully un­der­estimated by professional histor­ians and students alike. Yet it offers one of the best accounts of English history available.

Take the book’s account of the war with the Zulus, for example: “Cause: the Zulus. Zulus exterminated. Peace with Zulus.” You could not want for anything clearer. And, indeed, ...

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House for Duty Priest

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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New home, with room to grow

New home, with room to grow

The Greenbelt Festival made its first appearance at Boughton House. Paul Handley introduces our review of the weekend's events  Subscribe to read more

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Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

Encouraging people to believe that they are special can be counter-productive, argues Glynn Harrison  Subscribe to read more

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