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Europe

What the Queen’s funeral tells us about Britain

The UK still leads the world in magnificent final farewells to its leaders

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

History must at least be readable if we’re to learn anything from it

Making History: The Storytellers Who Shaped the Past by Richard Cohen reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Russia

Could a Kremlin assassin get to Putin?

History is replete with examples of successful assassinations carried out by the intimates of dictatorial rulers

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

Stalin the intellectual: the dictator cast in a new light

Stalin’s Library: A Dictator and his Books by Geoffrey Roberts reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

Any beggar woman was a potential scapegoat during the European witch craze

The Last Witches of England: A Tragedy of Sorcery and Superstition by John Callow reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

How Hitler’s great gamble nearly paid off

The Hitler Years: Disaster, 1940-1945 by Frank McDonough reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

Stalin as puppet master: how Uncle Joe manipulated the West

Stalin’s War: A New History of World War Two by Sean McMeekin reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

A phoenix from the ashes: 17th-century London reborn

London and the 17th Century: The Making of the World’s Greatest City by Margarette Lincoln reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Books

Ian Kershaw recounts Europe’s recovery from WWII – have the good times run their course?

Roller-Coaster: Europe 1950–2017 by Ian Kershaw reviewed

By Nigel Jones

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