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Henry IV: Usurper king Chris Given-Wilson shows why the overthrow of Richard II dogged his successor’s reign

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Benjamin Franklin George Goodwin reveals how a British patriot became an American hero

Mrs President? Jad Adams introduces the first female candidate for the White House, who stood for office in 1872