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Richard III’s genome has been sequenced. The king's biographer David Horspool sees the political spin behind a lost portrait
Napoleon escaped Elba today in 1815. Adam Zamoyski, Napoleon’s biographer, follows the route of the globetrotting ruler
Paul McCartney is to tell his life story through his lyrics.
John Sutherland remembers his recent encounter with a Chaucer-quoting McCartney in Greece.
Anthony Lipmann is moved by the tale of a man in search of the true story of his uncle's agonies on the Eastern Front
Underneath your car, there lurk some of the most expensive metals in the world. No wonder thieves want it, writes Anthony Lipmann
William Cook has seen his income halve over the past year. But then he's saved a fortune on food and clothes. The real net loss, though, is personal contact
Barry Cryer tells Oldie readers his favourite jokes
On March 7, the Queen will broadcast a message in a programme from Westminster Abbey. As a boy at Westminster School, Harry Mount went to three services a week there. He wished he'd paid more attention
Fancy a drink with Virginia Ironside, the Oldie's legendary agony aunt? Well, now you can. Uncork, sit back and chat...
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