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The Dutch East Indian betel box

In a somewhat misleadingly named “museum” (it is more accurately the lifelong collection of a wealthy jeweller) in the Sri Lankan coastal city of Galle, there exists a fascinating find. Among the coins, guns, daggers
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John Lilburne at 400

The 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta has attracted plenty of attention this year, and it has made clear that its value lies in a living tradition.  By a neat coincidence this year
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