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A CROSS MARKS THE SPOT

I enjoyed reading Julian Humphrys’ article about the Battle of Brunanburh (Battlefield, September 2017. After a good summary of the debate over the battlefield’s elusive location, he concludes that “unless… there’s a stunning archaeological find, the debate will rumble on”.

You may be interested to hear that there probably does exist a stunning archaeological artefact relating to this battle, namely the Nunburnholme Cross in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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"With the release of Victoria and Abdul, starring Judi Dench, we uncover the story behind Queen Victoria's love affair with India. From the dawn of the British Empire to Indian Independence, follow the Crown's tumultuous rule of the subcontinent. Also inside, get a blow-by-blow of the first mass tank battle of World War I, and find out how these machines have developed over the last 100 years. You can also meet the real Prince of Persia, Xerxes, and find out what happened after his infamous fight against 300 Spartans."

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