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Absolutely everything under the sun

Plus, Julia Child’s letters, a child transplanted from the Kalahari, the epic story of the black exodus from the American South, a chambermaid’s tale, and how objects reveal the world’s history
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Crash goes the Colosseum

The country’s historic landmarks are crumbling, and critics say government just doesn’t seem to care
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High praise for low-life horse racing

Plus, why Cleopatra got a raw deal, the man who killed Pluto, Keith Richards on Mick Jagger, Louisa May Alcott’s revenge, and the vanishing ski bum
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No more the forgotten king

A new movie and book remove shy George VI from history’s footnotes
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PHOTOS: The pageantry of the past

Over the last century, royal weddings have become grand public spectacles. Thousands gather to watch shows of uncommon refinement—and ordinary optimism.
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Remembrance Day special

Heartbreaking and hair-raising stories from WWII veterans: excerpts from The Memory Project
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The Memory Project – Bob Farquharson, Supplying the front

’We flew in false teeth and eyeglasses’
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Against specialization

Remember when choice and flexibility were good things?
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Was Louis Riel insane?

Though the Metis leader didn’t agree, madness seemed the best defence against charges of high treason
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Der Führer’s secret past

New DNA tests on his relatives reveal that Hitler may have had North African and Jewish ancestors