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Why I’d wear a bonnet rouge for Robespierre

In the following Christine Evans-Appleyard reflects on her experiences of being a mature student, studying history, and what she made of the enigmatic figure of Robespierre.  There’s something about an idealistic male leader who carries an air of vulnerability that’s … Continue reading

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Evil and banality: Himmler’s lost office diaries found

The historian and philosopher Hannah Arendt famously coined the phrase ‘banality of evil’ in her study of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the men appointed by SS boss Heinrich Himmler to carry out the Final Solution. Eichmann seemed … Continue reading

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Queen of Spies? The fascinating life of Daphne Park

A new book by author Paddy Hayes lifts the lid on some of the hidden aspects of the life of Daphne Park (1921-2010), who was born in Surrey and became arguably one of Britain’s most successful female spies in the … Continue reading

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