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A Christmas Story, But Not by Charles Dickens

It’s hardly a coincidence that this tale surfaces just before Christmas. It’s about a new book set in the European skies in 1943. Military historian Adam Makos,...

Why to Read Dickens Now (Or Watch Him on TV)

When Charles Dickens began writing his first novel—in 1836, the year before Victoria took the throne—the literacy rate in England was less than 50 percent. By...

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Top 10 Ye Olde British Criminal Trials

The records of 1.4 million British criminal trials from the 18th and 19th centuries have gone online for the first time. From the murderous doctor who claimed to...

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