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6 Snapshots The first Olympic flame is lit, and more

78 On the HistoryExtra Podcast Curated audio and video highlights from the HistoryExtra website

80 Prize Crossword 81 Life Hacks from History Justin Pollard shares his top historic tips for looking beautiful, from make-up to nose jobs

82 Photo Finish


18 WWII rationing Learn how (and why) access to meat, dairy, vegetables and other products was limited during the global conflict

26 The lore of Stonehenge Discover when, how and why the extraordinary ancient monument on Salisbury Plain was erected

40 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the history of dogs Professor Julie-Marie Strange shares some of the most curious facts about our canine companions k

54 Domesday Book Read between the lines of William the Conqueror’s famous tome to find out what it tells us about Norman England

68 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about bizarre books Edward Brooke-Hitching discusses some of the oddest volumes through history

76 St Paul’s Cathedral Astonishing facts and figures about Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic structure in the City of London

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