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What was the truth about the madness of George III?

<b>Modern medicine may help us to discover the real reasons behind King George III's erratic behaviour, writes historian Lucy Worsley.</b><p>George III is well known in children's history books for being the "mad king who lost America".<p>In recent years, though, it has become fashionable among historians to …

The Theatre

‘Nasty, brutish, and short’: the dangerous world of Thomas Hobbes

There are many phrases which have remained in popular use but whose original context, and sometimes author, has been forgotten. A good example is the …

King James Bible - a summary

2011 marked the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible. Regarded by many to be a literary masterpiece, this …

Sweden's Princess Lilian dies aged 97

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/960000/960521_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522252871_e25a4fe2deb514e85603182b50bc4a85<p><b>Princess Lilian of Sweden, whose romance with husband Prince Bertil became one of Sweden's best-known love stories, has died at the age of 97.</b><p>Welsh-born …

Divorce

Do the greatest monarchs make the worst patients?

As the Queen recovers from illness, historian Lucy Worsley explores the thankless role of royal doctor<p>When the Queen left hospital after a brief stay earlier this month, she reputedly told her doctors not to “make a fuss’ – entirely in keeping with what we know about her stoical character.<p>But our …

Instability, not poverty, more damaging to children

Poverty is on the rise, according to census data, and now affects 14.3 percent of the population, up from 13.2 percent in 2008. A stumbling economy …

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