35 Why we disparage the genius of medieval science at our peril
50 How the Franco-Prussian War had dire consequences for 20th-century Europe
20 “The Spartans fought so fiercely that they seemed to be in a frenzy with no regard for their lives”
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fir st glimpse of Britain 12 Anniversaries 16 David Olusoga’s
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74 Interview: Neil Oliver talks about his new book, which explores how the lives of our ancient ancestors can help cure our modern malaise 78 New history books reviewed
86 Diary: What to see and do this month, including TV & radio, food and exhibitions 9 2 Explore: Rye, East Sussex
96 Prize crossword
98 My histor y hero Susie Dent chooses Francis Grose
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