My history hero: Charles Dickens

"Like Shakespeare, Charles Dickens wrote for all time and his characters are as vivid now as when he first put pen to paper more than 150 years ago": actor Miriam Margolyes nominates Charles Dickens as her history hero

A portrait of Charles Dickens. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

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