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Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts
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From The Economist
"The Newton that emerges from the manuscripts is far from the popular image of a rational practitioner of cold and pure reason." The Economist reviews The Newton Papers.
Margot Asquith's Great War Diary
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From The Guardian
Jonathan Rée reviews Joanna Bourke's fascinating new book The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers, describing it as “ambitious and original”.
From The Gestapo
Read the gripping first chapter of The Gestapo: Power and Terror in the Third Reich by Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle.
The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War
Sir Hew Strachan considers how we might learn from the 4-year commemoration of the First World War.
From The Oxford Times
The Oxford Times meets with Jon Stallworthy, editor of The Oxford Book of War Poetry.

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