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BOOKS & PODCASTS
By Kate Vigurs Yale University Press, £20, hardback, 352 pages The World War II exploits of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) – a secret organisation tasked with espionage, sabotage and aiding the resistance in occupied Europe – continue to fas
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In Context
When Edward the Confessor died without a child in early 1066, the most powerful noble in the country, Harold Godwinson, was crowned, having said the dying king of England had granted him the throne on his deathbed. But William, duke of Normandy and d
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Mutiny On The Bounty
After 23 days out at sea, Commanding Lieutenant William Bligh of HMS Bounty was woken up on 28 April 1789 by the master’s mate, Fletcher Christian, who was brandishing a cutlass. Forcibly removed from command, Bligh and 18 other loyal sailors were co