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This month’s best historical reads

Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell us about Old Age and Death

By Peter Jones Atlantic, £12.99, hardback, 224 pages

Along with taxes, death is – as Benjamin Franklin so pithily put it – one of humanity’s few constants. Efforts to make sense of it have shaped societies across the centuries, and Peter Jones’s new book explores what we can learn from approaches of those who lived thousands of years ago in Ancient Rome. Divided into short sections covering a range of themes, including the spectre of illness and disease, efforts to stay young and one part memorably entitled ‘Old Gits’, this is a warm and often wry look at a grim subject.

“From the spectre of illness to efforts to stay young, this is a wry look at a grim subject”


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Despite being one of the most talked about artworks in history, the Mona Lisa remains enshrined in mystery. And while we will never know what she was smiling about, we explore what we do now know about the world's most famous painting. Plus: We look at the story of Robert the Bruce's fight for Scottish independence, the Nazi Occupation of the Channel Islands and the reign of Queen Anne, which saw the creation of Great Britain.