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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.


The Hardest Word?

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


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?


Biafra, 50 Years On

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


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. 


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.


Publication of 1984

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

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