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Which historic character should you choose for your Halloween costume?

Why resurrect that tired old ghost costume when you have all of history to choose from?

Pumpkins carved into jack o'laterns with candles inside
Published: October 21, 2021 at 12:01 pm
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Rhiannon DaviesSection editor, BBC History Magazine

Rhiannon Davies is section editor for BBC History Magazine and our Tudor ambassador, writing a fortnightly newsletter in which she shares the latest Tudor news, anniversaries and content with her audience. She also regularly appears on the award-winning HistoryExtra podcast.


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