Thursday, June 8, 2017

Is it too late to say sorry? 

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This week: The Vikings are coming, George Orwell's final novel and apologising for the past. For more, subscribe here.

MAKING HISTORY

The Hardest Word?

Is it ahistorical for public figures to say sorry for events that took place before they were born?

ANGLO-SAXON

Who are the Vikings?

According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, hoardes of 'heathen men' arrived in England on 8 June, 793, raiding Lindisfarne monastery. Who were they?

NIGERIA

Biafra, 50 Years On

The civil war that resulted from the division of Nigeria was a major human disaster that should not be forgotten.

SECOND WORLD WAR

Who Voted for the Nazis?

From the archive, an article on the voting patterns of the German people in the crucial years that brought Hitler to power. 

MONGOLS

Hulegu the Mongol

The Mongol ruler Hulegu Khan destroyed two Islamic empires and sought an alliance with Christendom. Free to read for a limited time.

LITERATURE

Publication of 1984

George Orwell's last novel was published on 8 June, 1949.

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