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CONTENTS

JANUARY 2021

FEATURES

20 Europe’s greatest martyr Emily Guerry explores the cult that grew around Thomas Becket after his savage murder

28 Killers in the house of God Kenneth F Duggan on the criminals who sought sanctuary in churches

34 An amazing life Clare Mulley profiles the Nigerian jazzman who fought the Nazis

38 Miracle cures Gareth Williams delves into four of history’s most remarkable vaccines

45 South Asians in Britain Kavita Puri on the experiences of British South Asians in the ‘golden’ nineties

50 D-Day dress rehearsal James Holland mounts a defence of the maligned Allied invasion of Sicily

62 Bonnie Prince Charlie Superhero or coward? Jacqueline Riding finds the man behind the myth

70 Britain’s Irish roots Fergal Keane charts the influence Ireland historically wielded over Britain

10 How the north-south divide has split England since the Roman era

45 The nineties was a golden age for British South Asians – but then the bubble burst

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20 “The townsfolk dipped their hands into Becket’s blood, as it was now a miracle-serving relic”

To read about the race to develop vaccines for smallpox, TB, rabies and polio, turn to page 38

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