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July 01, 2021
The Arab Conquests by Justin Marozzi Apollo, £18.99, 256 pages  Between 634 and 750 AD, Arabs created an empire larger than those of Alexander the Great or Rome, stretching from the Pyrenees to the Himalayas. This global turning point is brilliantly narrated by Justin Marozzi in his latest book, with over 100 illustrations. A suitable
May 01, 2021
With the centenary of Henry Thorold’s birth in June, Michael Hodges celebrates the 
life of one of Britain’s most eccentric but brilliant ecclesiastical historians
March 04, 2021
In places like northeastern Syria, southern Turkey, and northern Iraq, local dialects remain the spoken language of surviving but dwindling communities.
February 23, 2021
Historian and expert on the Tudors Alison Weir on taking the pilgrim road
December 01, 2020
It looks increasingly as though Vindolanda was the centre of intense Christian activity in the 5th century.
April 20, 2017
The former deputy Labour leader, a 'hardened atheist', was so intrigued by British Catholics he wrote a 600-page history of them
March 09, 2017
For 50 years, the truth about Pius XII’s battle against Nazism has been suppressed. But new evidence makes his heroism undeniable
March 03, 2017
Jack Scarisbrick says that Eamon Duffy’s new study of the period is a must-read
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