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In Pics: Marilyn Monroe

One of Hollywood’s greats, Marilyn Monroe yearned to be seen as more than the ‘dumb blonde’ she often played

AT A GLANCE

Born in Los Angeles on 1 June 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson, the girl who would become one of the brightest stars of the silver screen had a troubled childhood. With her mother in and out of psychiatric hospitals, Norma drifted between foster homes, eventually ending up in an orphanage. Yet even then, she was enthralled by the movies

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DISCOVERED

While working in a munitions factory during World War II, Norma was photographed by David Conover, who had been tasked with shooting morale-boosting pictures

“I NEVER WANTED TO BE MARILYN – IT JUST HAPPENED”

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When faced with an obstacle as imposing as the Great Wall of China, most attackers would be forced to admit defeat. Not Genghis Khan. He simply went around it and invaded China by the back door. And that's not the end of his tale - we explore how the nomadic pauper created the largest contiguous land empire in the whole of human history. Plus: The spectacular falling out between Henry II and Saint Thomas Becket, how World War I birthed the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, five key moments in the American Revolutionary War, and more.