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Gareth Russell
Historian and author - latest book is "Young and Damned and Fair", a biography of Queen Catherine Howard (Simon & Schuster, US; HarperCollins, UK).
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Leanda de Lisle 12h
No surprise Dickens tried to dump wife in loony bin. Female characters like Angel Agnes always made me want to vomit with rage
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Gareth Russell 22h
Replying to @greg_jenner
Yes! The survivors were unanimous in praising his kindness to them and that of his passengers, who gave up their cabins to accommodate the arrivals.
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Gareth Russell 23h
From the man who left the country when there was a decision he respected but didn’t agree with.
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Gareth Russell 23h
I would sooner volunteer for medical experiments than go near the things my mother sets aside for Christmas.
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Gareth Russell Feb 20
Replying to @Jo_History
When she referred to royal bastards as mouse droppings, she became my hero.
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Gareth Russell Feb 20
Replying to @Jo_History
Athénaïs must have cackled herself into a coma at this.
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Dr Francis Young Feb 19
Why does the idea that pagan beliefs persisted into the later Middle Ages in Britain, which scholars have been debunking for *decades*, keep coming back like a bad smell?
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Daniel Finkelstein Feb 19
One of the early responses to my article on how desperate we feel about antisemitism is this. A tweet suggesting that my article is paid for by Israel. In other words a tweet that suggests antisemitism is invented oblivious to the fact that it is itself proof antisemitism exists.
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Gareth Russell Feb 19
Replying to @NikkiClark86
Huge good luck! Wish I could see it.
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Football Mumble Feb 17
You can’t not lip read this in a Northern Irish accent...
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Gareth Russell Feb 18
So excited to be giving a talk on “Titanic” in Thomas Andrews’ former school on 11th March!
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Gareth Russell Feb 18
After yesterday's post on the "Flying Prince" Alexander Obolensky, the Russian aristocrat-turned-rugby international, it...
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Gareth Russell Feb 18
At what point will the realise that their new slogan “Strength to Deliver” sounds a) like the catchphrase for the lebensborn clinics and b) has voluntarily given their campaign the initials “STD”? This seems like questionable branding in the Age of Abbrevs.
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Gareth Russell Feb 17
I will not rest until Patricia Routledge takes over as the third incarnation of the Queen Mother for seasons 5-6 of . Tell me it’s not perfect. (I know 3-4 isn’t even finished yet, but forward planning and whatnot.)
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Greg Jenner Feb 17
Tormenting Meghan Markle has become a national sport that shames us
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Rachel Riley Feb 16
Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be... A racist non-Jewish Irish Catholic c*nt! 🥳🤩🎉 Someone should tell these people, if you’ve only heard it from the little voice inside your head, that doesn’t count 🙈 *Polite request* Please stop the harassment. It’s not helping your cause
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Richard Toye Feb 15
Jacob Rees-Mogg's comments on South African concentration camps ought to be career-ending.
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Gareth Russell Feb 15
“The legendary island of Wak-Wak lay at the edge of the world, in a sea where fish danced.” I’m currently reading ‘Empress’, the new biography of the 17th century Mughal empress, Nur Jehan, by , and it’s achingly lovely in style.
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Prof Kate Williams Feb 15
If they let a historian on the show, then perhaps there might be someone to point out the blatant lies
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Gareth Russell Feb 15
Cunningly rendered in black and white to hide signs of my fatigue after the dancing (hour 4). The happiest of birthdays to alexa.reid.smith, her first as Mrs William Percy Colin Smith III.…
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