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Dial M For Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers had been hacking phones, blagging information and casually destroying people’s lives for years, but it was only ...

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Memorial

Matthew Arnold praised the Iliad for its 'nobility', as has everyone ever since -- but ancient critics praised it for ...

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Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

For our inconclusive times, there is an attractive resonance with 1832, with its 'rotten boroughs' of Old Sarum and the ...

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The Testament of Mary

For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries ...

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The New Few: Or a Very British Oligarchy

This was supposed to be the era when democracy came into its own, but instead power and wealth in Britain ...

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Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England

It was 1501. England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy, violence, murders, coups and counter-coups. Henry VII had clambered ...

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