Subscribe to read | Financial TimesHe was a friend of the literary scholar and theatre director Dadie Rylands and had Guy Burgess as his pupil. Yet Runciman also wrote a string of major books on Byzantine history, most famously his three-volume History of the Crusades , and died at the age of 97 in It helps us rethink the Irish political sphere as a more contested, plural space than previous histories allowed. She contributes to the important task of writing multicultural elements into Victorian and Edwardian history. Her focus on activist, philanthropic women puts gender at the heart of this narrative.
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Please refresh the page and retry. So accustomed are we to the destruction of Christian civilisation that we forget that the Christians did their share of wrecking, too. The Spanish invasion of resulted in carnage. Not exactly, says Mary Hollingsworth. E ngland, too, enriched itself in that era. These intensely selective tales of greed, privilege, corruption and criminality will go down well with tinpot class warriors, but it is polemic, untroubled by light and shade; not history. Of the Great War books, two were outstanding.
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