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Pious Forgery:  How Islam Remade Its Origins in Its Own Image
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Henry Hopwood-Phillips gives a sceptical analysis of the origins of Islam and discusses one of the most controversial scholarly theories

Medieval Islamic Sectarianism by Christine D. Baker
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Nigel Hillpaul reviews Dr Christine Baker's historical exploration of the development of the Sunni-Shia divide in Islam

Christianity, Morality & Why Have Christians Done Bad Things?
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Jonathan Headington explores the history of Christianity and morality, and looks at why evil has been carried out in the faith's name

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Medieval Islamic Sectarianism by Christine D. Baker
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The Emergence of the English by Susan Oosthuizen
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Nigel Hillpaul reviews Professor Susan Oosthuizen's critical analysis of the origin of the English ethnicity and the extent of its Anglo-...

Man on the Spot: A Broadcaster's Story by Bill Hamilton
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Jonathan Headington reviews the autobiography of journalist, BBC News reporter and football referee Bill Hamilton

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Medieval Islamic Sectarianism by Christine D. Baker
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My grandfather used to read a couple of pages from the Oxford English Dictionary every day throughout his retirement, telling anyone who asked why...
The Emergence of the English by Susan Oosthuizen
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I tend to approach books like this with either a degree of trepidation or resignation. As a Welshman, I have had a lifetime of smiling politely at...
Man on the Spot: A Broadcaster's Story by Bill Hamilton
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Bill Hamilton, to judge by the cover of his autobiography Man on the Spot: A Broadcaster's Story, is a well known and significant BBC reporter of his...
History as Chaos: Reviewing The Favourite and Vice
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Oscar-nominated films involving history aren't usually famed for their verisimilitude. The King’s Speech (2010) was an enjoyable picture which took...
Early Doors Live Review
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Early Doors, which ran from 2003-2004 for 2 series (and UK-length series at that, meaning only 12 episodes in total), I thought was an obscure gem...