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Global Go-betweens
The Ambassadors: Thinking About Diplomacy from Machiavelli to Modern Times by Robert Cooper Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 576 pages, £25 This book is not primarily about ambassadors; its subtitle is a much better guide to the contents. Cooper’s main interes
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Rebel Fighters
Robert Hull was accused of joining the rebels who entered the abbey of St Mary Graces near the Tower of London. They assaulted the abbot and forced him to give up possession of their London properties. They also tore up books, charters and muniments.
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Q&A
Medieval maps are often illustrated with strange sea creatures. What are they supposed to represent? Medieval European maps differ from modern charts in several significant respects. They’re rarely orientated north-south – most have east at the top.