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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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The Flying Scotsman and the far-from-sporting Olympics

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