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42 Why Catherine of Aragon was the darling of the English people

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29 “Pliny the Younger’s letters provide a fascinating insider’s view into the intrigues that darkened ancient Rome”

47 How the divisions brought about by the Reformation hastened the rise of atheism

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74 Diary: What to see and do this month, including TV & radio, food, exhibitions and events 80 Explore: Normandy’s beaches

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90 My history hero Paul Rose on Fridtjof Nansen

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80 Seventy-five years on, explore the beaches that still bear the scars of D-Day

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