Christmas 2017

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In our latest issue, Max Adams offers a new view on Alfred the Great, the most celebrated Anglo-Saxon king
Meanwhile, Helen Carr investigates the story of the dancing plague – one of the most unusual phenomena in 16th-century Europe
In a feature on the Peasants’ Revolt, Laura Ashe explores the motivations behind the medieval rebels who unleashed a wave of violence in 1381
Elsewhere, Richard Carwardine shows how President Lincoln used humour to advance his political goals
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