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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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Greg Jenner 13h
Diarmaid MacCullough has written a biographical masterwork of Thomas Cromwell. This book review by ⁦⁩ is an elegant tribute
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Gareth Russell Sep 20
I absolutely love to host and so the last two weeks of having friends and family to stay in New York and East Hampton was just a joy. I also wanted to put up a yachting photograph of…
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Mark Hamill Sep 19
This photo was snapped moments after told me that direct eye contact with royalty was an offense punishable by imprisonment in the Tower of London.
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Gareth Russell Sep 18
Ladies and gentlemen, from the soul-speak of one of my closest friends.
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Gareth Russell Sep 17
Another beautiful colourised photo from Marina Amaril. After a childhood brush with tuberculosis, Frank Ferdinand was known for his ruddy complexion. His “extraordinary” blue eyes were also commented on by several eyewitnesses.
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Gareth Russell Sep 17
For goodness sake. In 1603, most of the English upper classes consider themselves to be “deliberately acquiescing” to a foreign power when the King of Scots inherited the English and Irish thrones. And William of Orange wasn’t exactly a local lad during the Glorious Revolution.
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Lucy Worsley Sep 16
Here’s my best heckle ever. Me: ‘yes, & the Georgians invented hot air balloons & pleasure gardens & something else only the mums & dads here will know what it is, it’s called gin.’ Tiny girl, at full volume: ‘WE KNOW WHAT GIN IS.’
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Gareth Russell Sep 14
Replying to @charlescwcooke
I’ll teach him all the words to “You’ll be back”, the hero’s song in “Hamilton”.
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Gareth Russell Sep 12
Replying to @ClaireHandley
This gives me anxiety.
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Gareth Russell Sep 10
A one hour conversation summoned into being in the small hours by Paul’s question, “What are you most grateful for in the last six months?” A heat-seeking missile of introspection.
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Gareth Russell Sep 10
Replying to @ClaireHandley
Whaaaaat?
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(((Dan Hodges))) Sep 10
The Labour anti-Semitism crisis has been sickening to watch. But the spectacle of Diane Abbott and Dawn Butler telling the Jewish community their concerns over racism are invalid is the nadir.
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Gareth Russell Sep 7
I’m in fine company with those who have also read advanced copies of Lauren Mackay’s forthcoming biography of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Ormond, and George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford.
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Gareth Russell Sep 5
“Gareth, if there was ever a part I want to play, it’s her.” The poetry of History, I think, sucker-punches me best when it reaches out to grab people, unexpectedly, in a moment of…
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Gareth Russell Sep 3
Gut-wrenching loss of millions of historical artefacts as the former home of the Brazilian Imperial Family burned down. has a thread about what could, but sadly wasn’t, done to save a building with the significance of Versailles & a greater collection.
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Europe Elects Sep 2
UK (Northern Ireland), Deltapoll poll: Irish unification referendum: If UK remains in EU Yes: 40% No: 60% If UK leaves EU Yes: 57% No: 43% If UK leaves EU with a hard border Yes: 58% No: 42% Field work: unreleased Sample size: 1,199
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Ryan Lizza Sep 2
I re-read all the speeches from McCain’s funeral. Nobody attacked Trump. They *praised* honor, decency, character, bipartisanship, and placing country over party. What does it say about Trump that so many people interpreted this as an assault on him personally?
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Gareth Russell Sep 1
Replying to @manadurphy
A Ravenclaw is always prepared
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Jamie Susskind Aug 30
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Labour's NEC Disputes chief. A few points of note: 1. "state, political & mainstream elite". Read ordinary Jews afraid of rising anti-Semitism. 2. "victims" - yes, the real victims here are the Labour leadership.
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Gareth Russell Aug 29
The late Pat Conroy’s forward to this edition of “Gone with the Wind” from might be one of the most beautiful, thoughtful, delicate pieces I’ve read in months
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