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Hey! A May Hay Holiday! Kiri Bloom Walden and Helen Castor

Perhaps an hour spent laughing at badstockphotosofmyjob late on Monday night prepared me for a bit of frivolity, so when I noticed Helen Castor was talking at the Hay festival the next day, I checked out the programme of speakers. … Continue reading

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The History Girls 2: The Next Generation Strikes Back

[See previous in series.] The next in our procession of History Girls (this is no. 6, and still counting!) is Bettany Hughes, who, like Helen Castor, presents great programmes all the better for being an expert herself. You can tell … Continue reading

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The History Girls 1: The Romans and The Roses

What a lot of these we’ve got now! Is it a coincidence that the one I consider closest to my style, and with whom I most identify, is the most celebrated Professor Mary Beard? Do others feel the same? She … Continue reading

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