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A-Z of History

The end of alphabet history is upon us, but here, with as much zeal as ever, is Nige Tassell and his zany list of Zs


The character of Zorro, played on screen by Douglas Fairbanks and Antonio Banderas among others, was based on Joaquin Murrieta Carrillo, a revenge-seeking, Robin Hood-type figure operating in gold rush-era California in the 1850s. Upon his capture, Murrieta’s decapitated head was displayed in a jar of alcohol as a deterrent to other public-spirited bandits.

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